Saturday 19 January 2019

Five schools benefit from Clar funding

Fine Gael Councillor John McGahon has welcomed the news that five community groups and schools in North Louth are to benefit from additional Government funding through the CLÁR programme.

The Five schools and community groups in North Louth receiving funding in this round are: Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ardaghy €19,214.41 for soft surface play area; Rampark NS €7,650 for an outdoor play area; Dulargy NS €16,020 for an outdoor play area; Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Muchgrange €20,684 for a footpath; St Oliver's NS Carlingford, €18,000 for a soft surface play area; Monksland NS €30,000 for a footpath.

Cllr McGahon said: 'By supporting improved safety around schools and other community facilities, and providing play areas in disadvantaged rural areas, CLÁR funding is helping to make these areas more attractive places for families to live and to settle in.

'This additional funding will help rural communities in North Louth to provide safety measures, play areas and multi-use games areas for schools and communities under the CLÁR Programme 2018. Communities themselves have fundraised and worked with their local authorities to put forward projects for funding and this is why Minister Ring has decided to revisit the applications received earlier this year, to see if any further projects had progressed to a level where they could now be approved.'

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