Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2626)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

2626. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when approvals will be given for the 2019 CLÁR scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33428/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

I launched the 2019 CLÁR programme on 28th February last, with applications invited under three separate measures:

Measure 1: Support for "School and Community Safety Measures",

Measure 2: Support for "Play Areas and Multi-Use Games Areas", and

Measure 3: Funding for "Community Wellbeing Support".

Community Wellbeing Support covers the provision of equipment and vehicles for voluntary first-response organisations, as well as the provision of specialist vehicles to bring people to cancer-care centres and other community-care services. The measure may also provide funding for sensory gardens.

The closing date for the 2019 CLÁR programme was the 30th April, and almost 500 applications were received by my Department.

To date, I have announced the following funding under CLÁR 2019:

- Measure 3a: First Response Support - €567,000 for 30 groups.

- Measure 3b: Mobility and Cancer Care Transport - €890,632 for 20 groups.

Details of successful projects can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/f9051a-clar-funding-2019/.

I hope to make further funding announcements in respect of the 2019 CLÁR programme shortly.