Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1380)

Michael Healy-Rae


1380. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if he will address a matter regarding a CLÁR funding application by a service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19395/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

I launched the 2019 CLÁR programme on the 28th February last. The programme provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population.

Calls for proposals under the 2019 CLÁR programme were invited under the following measures:

Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures Measure 2: Play Areas (including MUGAs) Measure 3: Community Well-being Supports, comprising of:

3(a) First Response Support Measure

3(b) Support for Mobility and Cancer Care Transport, and

3(c) Sensory Gardens

The closing date for receipt of applications under the 2019 CLÁR Programme was 25th April 2019 and more than 400 applications were received by my Department.

I can confirm that an application has been received in respect of the group referred to by the Deputy.

My officials are currently assessing all applications received and I hope to be in a position to announce the successful 2019 CLÁR projects in the coming weeks.