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Sen. Cummins encourages eligible community and sports clubs in Waterford to apply for CLÁR funding

€8.7 million in funding for community and sports facilities announced

Community and sports clubs in Waterford are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to secure CLÁR funding, Fine Gael Senator John Cummins has said.


Senator Cummins urges all qualifying groups within Waterford to apply for the CLÁR 2024 Programme, which is set to finance numerous ventures aimed at revitalising regions across the country.

Senator Cummins said, “The CLÁR Programme has earmarked almost €8.7 million for 2024, dedicated to elevating community and sports facilities across Ireland, with a spotlight on rejuvenating demographically challenged areas,”

“With a strategic focus on enhancing community facilities and outdoor projects, the programme aims to empower local visions and potentials, making communities in Waterfordmore vibrant places to inhabit and visit.

“Eligible projects in Waterford can receive grants up to €50,000, facilitating a wide range of developments including community centres, parish halls, GAA clubhouses, youth facilities, playgrounds, sensory gardens, walking paths, and more.

“Since 2016, the CLÁR programme has significantly impacted rural development, supporting over 2400 projects with more than €70 million in funding.

“An exciting update for 2024, introduced by my colleague Minister Heather Humphreys, is the inclusion of funding for Meals on Wheels vehicle purchases, alongside ongoing support for Cancer Care Transport, Community First Responders, and island communities.

“This funding is instrumental in realising high-quality community and sports projects, greatly contributing to the vibrancy of towns and villages across Waterford I strongly encourage eligible organisations to explore this funding opportunity at,” Senator Cummins concluded.

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