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

€8 million in funding for community and sports facilities announced

Sports and community groups in Waterford could be set to benefit from additional funding, Fine Gael Senator John Cummins has said.

Senator John Cummins is encouraging all eligible organisations in Waterford to apply for funding under the CLÁR Programme.

“Almost €8 million for community and sports facilities nationwide has been announced under the 2023 CLÁR Programme, which will support hundreds of projects with a particular focus on areas that have experienced significant levels of population decline,” Senator John Cummins explained.

“Under the initiative, grants of up to €50,000 will be provided to support the development of community and sports facilities, youth clubs, playgrounds, sensory gardens, walking tracks and much more.

“In addition, for the first time under the CLÁR Programme, funding will be provided to carry out upgrades and improvements to spectator stands at local GAA and sports clubs. There will also be specific measures to support Cancer Care Transport, Community First Responders as well as our offshore island communities.

“I welcome this funding, which, since its inception in 2016, has supported the development of remote rural areas through small-scale capital projects involving collaboration between local authorities and communities, as well as for other community-based organisations,” Sen. John Cummins continued.

“This programme has played a vital part in delivering high quality community and sports projects that have enhanced towns and villages across Waterford.

I would urge any community and sports organisations who think they may be eligible for funding to visit,” Senator John Cummins concluded.


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