Local Welcome for Approval of €1.3m for Transport Services in Rural Ireland

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell and his Fine Gael party colleague Brendan Griffin, TD and Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil have all welcomed today’s allocation of €71,540, for Castleisland Day Care Centre. ©Photographs: John Reidy
Kerry’s allocations of €263.155 as seen and welcomed by all concerned.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys has just announced almost €1.3 million to fund vehicles for 26 community-based organisations.

The announcement has been welcomed locally by Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, Deputy Brendan Griffin and Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald.

Day Care Centre’s €71,540

They particularly welcome the allocation to Castleisland Day Care Centre of €71,540.

The centre is one of the hightest scoring organisations and its allocation is earmarked for a vehicle to provide essential transport services for people with mobility issues.

The funding is provided under the Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Measure of the CLÁR  programme.

Free Of Charge Transport

It is designed to support voluntary organisations that provide, free of charge transport to and from day care, or other medical therapy and respite services, and/or transport to or from designated cancer treatment hospitals and centres under the National Cancer Care Programme.

Department’s Support for CLÁR 

Announcing details of the funding, Minister Humphreys expressed her delight at being able to continue her department’s support under the CLÁR programme for voluntary organisations that provide transport services to some of the most vulnerable people in Irish society.

2020 Funding Increased by 40%

“This funding, which I have increased by over 40 per cent compared to last year, will provide  suitable vehicles that will enable people living in designated rural areas to access vital treatment and medical services.

“The organisations receiving support under the scheme provide invaluable services in their communities and I am pleased to be able to support their efforts,” said Minister Humphreys.

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