Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (249)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

249. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the allocation of CLÁR funding in 2018, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51291/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of depopulation.

The 2018 CLÁR programme was launched on 15th March last, with applications invited under the following measures:

Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2: Play Areas/Multi-Use Games Areas

Measure 3: First Response Support Measure

Measure 4: Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

In total, more than 500 applications were received across the four measures.

I approved 389 successful projects for total funding of €11.8 million under these measures in 2018. The successful projects are listed on my Department's website at: https://drcd.gov.ie/about/rural/clar/.

More than 1,200 projects have now been approved for total funding of €25 million since I relaunched the CLÁR programme in 2016.