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CLÁR Programme

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 June 2020

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Ceisteanna (1040, 1048)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

1040. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if a school (details supplied) is eligible to apply for funding under the CLÁR programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9189/20]

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Matt Carthy

Ceist:

1048. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if a school (details supplied) is eligible to apply for funding under the CLÁR programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9207/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1040 and 1048 together.

The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale infrastructure projects in designated rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population. This year, the supports provided through CLÁR have been tailored to help rural communities respond to the new COVID-19 environment, including through the addition of new funding measures.

I launched the 2020 CLÁR programme on 25th May, and the closing date for receipt of applications is 28 August 2020. The measures being funded under the programme this year are:

Measure 1: Schools/Community Safety Measures; Measure 2: Community Recreation Areas (new in 2020); Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising:

(a) Meals on Wheels and Linked Services (new in 2020)

(b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport.

Only projects which are located or provide services in a designated CLÁR area are eligible for funding under the programme. The school referred to by the Deputy does not appear to be in a CLÁR area.

The map of CLÁR areas in Co. Meath is available at: https://assets.gov.ie/2967/151118163731-5c0fd238ebb84964821ba97877e3d9cb.pdf.

The breakdown of CLÁR areas by District Electoral Division is also available at: https://assets.gov.ie/3118/201118151156-877e213445e54444a6cf1fdb9300cf45.pdf.

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