I am delighted to announce that six County Galway schools and community projects are to receive more than a quarter of a million euro in CLÁR funding.
The funding, which is targeted at areas of population decline, is awarded from my department, the Department of Rural and Community Development.
I am very pleased that these very worthwhile projects have been successful in the Department’s first round of funding this year.
CLÁR funding is a great opportunity for investment in areas that require additional support.
The projects to benefit are: Brownsgrove NS Tuam, €50,000 for car parking and footpaths; St Colman’s Park Trustees Gort, €45,000 for footpaths and public lighting; St Jarlath’s NS Skehanagh, €39,600 for car parking and footpaths; Killererin Development Company, €50,000 for a playground; Cleggan/Claddaghduff Community Council, €50,000 for the construction of footpaths for a public facility and public lighting; and Coiste Pobail Charna, €29,700 for footpaths.
I want to congratulate all the schools and organisations on their success in the first funding round for 2019 and thank my colleague, the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, for his continued support for the CLÁR fund.