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Funding of over €344,227 for community projects in Longford

Longford County Council welcomes funding of over €344,227

Longford County Council welcomes funding announcements of €244,230.84 towards seven projects under the CLÁR Programme's Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures and Measure 2: Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities. This funding is part of last week's announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys TD of over €4.2 million in national funding for schools, sports clubs, playgrounds and community organisations. 

Details of successful projects in County Longford are:

Measure

School/Community Facility

Project Description

Funding

1

Colehill Community Group; St. Sinneach's NS

Construction of a new public footpath, landscaped apron, road markings and signage to south-west corner of Colehill Cross.

€45,000.00

1

Colmcille Area Development Group 

Provision of footpath, hedge clearance and replacement, drainage works, fencing, safety measures at junction.

€30,000.00

2

Dromard Rural Development

Develop a new playground.

€44,951.40

2

Killoe Development Group

Walking track, picnic tables and outdoor exercise stations. 

€37,800.00

1

St. Patrick's NS, Killeen/Muckerstaff

Safety signs and covered outdoor area.

€24,355.30

2

Sacred Heart Primary School

Sensory garden and playground equipment.

€40,500.00

1

Clonbroney Parish Hall Committee 

Public lighting in car park to serve both a national school and a community centre. Provision of a footpath from front of the community centre to emergency exit doors.

€21,624.14

 

Additionally, Longford County Council welcomes funding of €99,996.50. This funding is part of this week's announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys TD of €810,000 in national funding to support 25 projects under the CLÁR Programme 2021 Measure 3a: Community Gardens and Allotments.  The funding will go towards two projects in Longford, supporting local groups in developing community and sensory gardens, outdoor spaces and allotments.

Details of successful Measure 3a: Community Gardens and Allotments projects in County Longford are:

Measure

Community Facility

Project Description

Funding 

3a

Abbeylara Tidy Towns 

Sensory Garden, outdoor stage, children's play area, picnic benches.

€49,999.50

3a

Abbeyshrule Tidy Villages Association

Construction of parking, access path to the riverbank and the creation of a community garden to include native pollinator planting.

€49,997.00

Longford County Council will fund up to 5% of the approved cost of these successful projects. Applicants will be advised when Longford County Council receives formal correspondence and documentation from the Department.

ENDS

Further Information
  • The CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and forms part of the Government’s ambitious new five-year policy for rural Ireland: Our Rural Future.
  • Measure 1 of the CLÁR Programme will provide funding towards projects that will provide and improve safety infrastructure such as footpaths, public lighting, traffic calming measures and car parking facilities. This measure also continues to support projects that help adapt the environs of schools and community facilities to help meet challenges arising from the pandemic. 
  • Measure 2 funds outdoor community recreation facilities and includes supports for the development of new and enhanced community spaces including supports for playgrounds and Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs).
  • Measure 3a funds community gardens and allotments