Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces over €4.2 million in funding for schools, sports clubs, playgrounds and community organisations
· 104 projects to benefit from funding under CLÁR Programme
· Huge focus on young people and developing our outdoor amenities
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Monday 30th August) announced over €4.2 million in funding to support our schools, playgrounds, infrastructure projects and community organisations across Rural Ireland.
The funding comes under Department of Rural and Community Development’s CLÁR Programme, which is a key part of Our Rural Future, the Government’s five year strategy to revitalise our rural towns and villages.
Today’s announcement will see 104 projects supported in rural communities, under Measures 1 & 2 of the CLÁR 2021 programme.
Further announcements under the CLÁR programme will be made by Minister Humphreys in the coming weeks.
Announcing the funding, Minister Humphreys said:
“The CLÁR Programme 2021 puts our young people at the fore. From investing in our schools, playgrounds, outdoor amenities and other projects – we are demonstrating the value and appreciation we have for the leaders of the future.
“If the Pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that our young people are our shining lights.
“Investing in them is an investment in our future – that’s what today’s announcement is all about.
“This particular announcement under my Department’s CLÁR Programme is the perfect example of why ‘Our Rural Future’ will be a game changer for Rural Ireland.”
Full list can be found here https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/bd890-clar-2021-funding-approvals/