Two schools in Donegal to benefit from more than €80,000 in latest the round of special scheme funding to improve play areas.
The schools benefiting from the latest round of Clár funding are Trentagh N.S. (Scoil Náisiunta Triantaigh), Temple Douglas and Craigtown National School, Glenagannon.
Craigtown has secured €50,000 for extension and upgrading of the existing play area with raised walkway, playground equipment and outdoor furniture.
Trentagh has been awarded €33,162 to upgrade and extend the existing play area and provide playground equipment, seating and fencing.
Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed funding under the Clár programme for two schools to undertake works to improve play areas.
“This funding is part of efforts to improve play time, leisure and the social aspect of school time for our youngsters,” Mr McHugh said.
“We were always told that schooldays are the best years of life and investments like these will make a long-lasting difference for youngsters and through them for their parents.”
Mr McHugh added: “Rural communities benefit hugely from the Clár funding programme and this latest investment will provide visible reminders of the efforts being made by the Government to do more for local communities.
“It’s only a week since this Government announced almost €200,000 Clár funding to improve safety at six schools in Donegal.
“Now we have another dimension to the Clár scheme and more schools getting access to valuable funding. And we are confident that there will be access to more funding through Clár in the coming week.
“That kind of investment in our children’s future is a far cry from the years of cuts and austerity in the wake of Fianna Fáil boom to bust policies.”
Minister McHugh paid tribute to Government colleague Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development for his work on the scheme and his continued focus on funding for Donegal.
“The long-running support from Minister Ring for our county is immense. I want to thank my cabinet colleague for these repeated announcements and I understand his office is working hard on the next round of funding through the Clár scheme,” Mr McHugh said.
“Earlier this year there was unfounded criticism about Clár funding in Donegal and this latest announcement, on the back of last week’s, is further proof of it were needed that the Fine Gael Government is delivering for Donegal and that rural support programmes are high on the agenda.”Tags: