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 Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais or 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; and

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.