Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (267)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

267. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the funding provided in 2019 for each measure under the CLÁR programme; the draw down to date; the projected expenditure by year end; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49419/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

I launched the 2019 CLÁR programme on 28 February last, with applications invited under three separate measures: 

Measure 1: Support for "School and Community Safety Measures",

Measure 2: Support for "Play Areas and Multi-Use Games Areas", and 

Measure 3: Funding for "Community Wellbeing Support".   

Community Wellbeing Support covers the provision of equipment and vehicles for voluntary first-response organisations, as well as the provision of specialist vehicles to bring people to cancer-care centres and other community-care services.  The measure also provides funding for sensory gardens. 

The following table shows the amount approved under each of the Measures, the expenditure paid to date for each Measure, and the expected expenditure by year-end under each Measure for 2019.

It should be noted that the delivery of CLÁR projects can straddle different calendar years and Local Authorities have until May 2020 to draw down funding under Measures 1, 2 and 3c; therefore it is not expected that there would be any draw-down of funding under these Measures in 2019.

However, total expenditure from the CLÁR budget in my Department's Vote this year will amount to approximately €7 million when payments in respect of projects approved in the 2018 funding round are taken into account.

CLÁR 2019 Funding Approved, Expenditure to Date and Expected Expenditure by Year End per Measure.

 

Funding Approved

Paid to date 26/11/19

Expected Expenditure by Year End

Measure 1

€2,522,993

€0.00

€0.00

Measure 2

€1,294,460

€0.00

€0.00

Measure 3a

€567,516

€155,229

€400,000

Measure 3b

€890,632

€531,773

€800,000

Measure 3c

€714,456

€0.00

€0.00

TOTAL

€5,990,057

€687,002

€1,200,000