Written answers

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Department of Rural and Community Development

CLÁR Programme

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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262. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of a CLÁR application by an organisation (details supplied); when a decision is likely; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23089/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population. The Measures being funded this year's programme 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

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

Over 300 applications have been received by my Department under the CLÁR programme, across all Measures. My officials are currently assessing all of the applications received and I will be in a position to announce the successful projects under each Measure when the assessment process is fully complete.


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