As the Deputy will be aware, I reopened the CLÁR programme in 2016, following a number of years when the scheme was closed for new applications. Since then, almost €33 million has been approved for funding over 1,400 projects under the programme.
The type of projects which have been supported include:
- safety measures around schools and community facilities;
- the provision of play areas;
- supports for emergency First Responders; and
- a measure to provide vehicles to transport people to Cancer Care and respite centres.
I intend to launch a further call for proposals under CLÁR in the New Year and, in that context, I will be considering the nature of the measures to be supported. Full details will be made available when the programme is announced.