County Clare is to receive €219,000 towards Safety Measures and Play Areas for schools and communities under the latest round of funding from the CLÁR programme 2019.
According to Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen the projects announced today will help improve the safety around schools and within the wider community. These projects also provide children within the community and further afield a place to explore and develop through play.
The Clare projects to benefit include:
Lissycasey National School for footpath, fencing : €40,500.00.
Scariff National School for footpath, fencing, kerbing: €14,850.00
Ennistymon & District Sports Amenity Partnership for MUGA, safety signage, fencing, storage & toilet facilities: €28,735.75
Crusheen National School for resurface play area, playground markings, fencing: €44,894.92
Annagh National School for improvements to playing area, fencing: €42,830.45
West Clare Sports & Fitness for sprint lane multi sports use: €46,000.00
Minister Breen said: “The funding will be used for the construction of new playgrounds and Multi Use Games Areas and the upgrading of existing playgrounds and equipment in six communities across the county.
“These grant allocations will also fund the provision of car parking facilities, construction and upgrading of footpaths, public lighting, pedestrian crossings and speed safety signs at many schools in CLÁR areas.”
The Minister of State from Clare added, “The CLÁR programme has proven very successful since it was re-introduced in 2016 and the response to the call for applications under the 2019 CLÁR scheme shows the interest and value this scheme has for rural communities in Clare.
“Just last month almost one fifth of the CLÁR allocation to first responder organisations in rural areas under Measure 3a of the 2019 CLÁR Programme came to Clare.”
“I would encourage communities in Clare to continue to engage with the CLÁR programme as the process continues to provide vital funding to rural Clare and shows what can be achieved when all parties – the community, local government and central government – work together for the greater good,” he said.
The CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) programme is funded by my Department of Rural and Community Development and forms part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.