Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (879)

Robert Troy


879. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if an application for CLÁR funding for a charity (details supplied) will be granted. [31262/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

I launched the 2019 CLÁR programme on 28 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 Wellbeing 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 25 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 charity 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 shortly.