July 21, 2024
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Three rural Kilkenny communities share €115,000 funding boost

THREE Kilkenny communities are celebrating after it was confirmed they will share just under €115,000 in funding under the Government’s CLÁR Programme.

Minister and Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan today announced that Windgap, Black & Whites GAA and Community Centre and Tullogher Rosbercon GAA Club will benefit under the Government’s CLÁR Programme, which funds small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered high levels of rural depopulation.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has allocated funding of €3.8 million for in rural schools and communities across the country in this round of the CLÁR funding.

Minister Phelan (pictured below) said: “The CLÁR funding announced today by the Government will support Safety Measures and Play Areas for schools and communities in Kilkenny. The following projects will receive funding: Windgap gets €41,000 for a pedestrian crossing; Black & Whites GAA Club and Community Centre gets €43,770 for a multi-use games area and Tullogher Rosbercon GAA is to receive €30,000 to help finance surfacing and lining of the car park.

“The CLÁR programme is a great scheme to help make our communities better places to live, work and raise families. Schools and community groups work alongside Kilkenny County Council to put forward these initiatives and the CLÁR funding is then crucial to getting the projects over the line.”

Minister Ring added: “Last month I announced CLÁR funding of over €1.4 million in respect of 50 projects for First Response Support and Mobility and Cancer Care Transport.  Today I am delighted to announce further funding under the 2019 CLÁR Programme of over €3.8 million which will benefit 104 communities in CLÁR areas. This is all being made possible through the Government’s investment under Project Ireland 2040.”

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