Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Galway Schools included in new round of Summer Works Scheme

22 Galway schools are included in the new phase of the Summer Works Scheme. This third round of the current Summer Works Scheme will fund a range of improvements to 15 primary schools and seven post primary schools in the city and around the county.

I am delighted to confirm this investment in 22 Galway schools which will fund projects from categories seven, eight and nine of the Summer Works Scheme – namely window replacements and upgrades, projects necessitated by the curriculum and other structural improvements.

I commend my colleague, Joe McHugh TD, Minister for Education and Skills, for ensuring the finalisation of this round of the Scheme early in the academic year. By doing so, principals and boards of management will have ample time to organise the projects which will be carried out over the 2019 summer holidays thereby minimising disruption to school communities.

The current Summer Works Scheme opened for applications in November 2015 and today’s allocation to 22 Galway schools brings to 61 the total number of primary and secondary schools to benefit in Galway – 11 in 2016, 28 in 2017 and now 22 in 2019.


Applications are prioritised in the following categories:
Priority/Category 1:                 Gas Works
Priority/Category 2:                 Electrical Works
Priority/Category 3:                 Mechanical works
Priority/Category 4:                 Projects for special needs pupils – now included in the rolling                                                                                         Emergency Works Scheme
Priority/Category 5:                Toilet facilities
Priority/Category 6:                 Roof works
Priority/Category 7:                 Window projects
Priority/Category 8:                 Curricular requirement projects
Priority/Category 9:                 Other structural improvements
Priority/Category 10:               External environment projects