Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (1000)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

1000. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of a CLÁR application by an organisation (details supplied); when a decision is likely; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38570/20]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population. The Measures being funded through this year's programme are:

Measure1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2: Community Recreation Areas (new for 2020)

Measure 3: Community Well-being Support

- Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020)

- Mobility and Cancer Care Transport,

I announced funding of €4.1 million for 115 projects under Measures 1 and 2 of the programme on 2nd November. A further €340,000 was announced on November 20th for 45 projects under Measure 3(a).

I can confirm that an application for funding under Measure 3(b) has been received in respect of the organisation referred to by the Deputy. The applications received under Measure 3(b) are currently being assessed by my Department and I hope to be in a position to announce successful projects under that Measure before the end of the year.