Minister Humphreys announces €340,000 in funding for Meals on Wheels Services under the CLÁR 2020 Programme

Posted on 24 Nov 2020

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced details of €340,000 in funding to support 45 projects in rural communities under the 2020 CLÁR programme.

The programme provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of population decline.

The funding announced by the Minister, which is being provided under Measure 3(a) of the CLÁR programme, will enable community-based organisations which deliver Meals on Wheels and linked services to purchase equipment and make adaptations to existing vehicles to support the provision of their services.

This is a new initiative under CLÁR for 2020 in recognition of the critical role played community groups in responding to COVID-19, with a particular focus on those groups providing Meals on Wheels services.

The announcement is in addition to funding of €4.1 million for 115 projects which the Minister announced on 2 November 2020 under Measures 1 and 2 of CLÁR. Over 1,500 projects have been funded under CLÁR since the programme was reintroduced in 2016.

A List of successful projects can be found here.