Local children to benefit from €110,000 funding for local safety measures and play areas

19th June, 2017

Fine Gael TD for Carlow Pat Deering said local children will benefit from €110,000 funding for local safety measures and play areas.
The funding is part of the CLÁR programme, which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.
Deputy Deering said: “I am delighted to be in a position to announce €110,000 in funding to support schools and communities in Carlow county to improve public safety around their facilities, as well as funding to develop or improve play areas in rural our communities.
“St Michael’s National School, Newtown Borris will receive funding of €50,000; Drumphea National School Bagenalstown, allocated funds of €30,000 and Ballymurphy Community Centre will receive €30,000. Funding for projects such as these will allow for important improvements to be made in our local small towns and villages in and around their schools and community facilities.
Deering added “Many of the schools and communities involved have been working and fundraising for a long time to support these projects and I am delighted to be able to provide CLÁR funding in order to facilitate the completion of these very worthwhile works.
“The finished projects will support parents, teachers and their communities to ensure that they have safe and secure environments for their children.”
“The initiatives under these CLÁR measures have come from the communities themselves in cooperation with their local authorities and are a great example of the work that can be done when our communities and local authorities work together.”
The funding announced for these CLÁR projects follows on recent announcements of funding totalling almost €2 million under separate measures of the CLÁR programme which support targeted community infrastructure.