Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Questions (643)

Joe Carey


643. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development when a school (details supplied) can expect a decision on the CLÁR funding application in relation to an outdoor classroom and a biodiversity park; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37688/21]

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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 over a defined period. The Measures being funded under this year's programme are:

Measure1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2: Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities

Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Support

(a)  Community Gardens and Allotments

(b)  Mobility and Cancer Care Transport  

CLÁR Innovation Measure:  Funding for innovative or pilot projects that address specific challenges faced by communities in CLÁR areas.

I can confirm that an application for funding under Measure 3(a) has been received in respect of the organisation referred to by the Deputy. 

The applications received under Measure 3(a) are still under consideration by my Department and I hope to announce successful projects in the coming weeks.