Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (585)

Dara Calleary

Question:

585. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the CLÁR scheme. [51355/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

CLÁR funding has been provided for a range of measures to be delivered by schools and communities, including for the enhancement or development of Play Areas and Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs).

The conditions attached to the CLÁR programme require that such facilities should be available for wider community use, and prospective applicants are aware of this in advance.

Many of the applicants of the type referred to by the Deputy are willing to make these facilities available for wider community use and have consequently received support under the programme. This ensures that these facilities are available for use by local families and visitors to areas which, by their very nature, often have limited facilities for children.