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CLÁR 2019 MEASURE 2 – CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR COMMUNITY/SCHOOL PLAY AREA PROJECTS

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Tipperary County Council is seeking expressions of interest in respect of community/school play area projects under the terms of the CLÁR Scheme recently launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and which the Council could consider for submission to the Department.

CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage. The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas with the aim of attracting people to live and work there.

This Call for Expressions of Interest relates solely to Measure 2: enhancement of existing and/or the development of new school/community play areas (including MUGAs).

Please refer to the 2019 Scheme Outline for more detailed information. The Scheme Outline and full details and the Expression of Interest template are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie.

Any application must adhere to the following requirements that:
• The project must be located in a designated CLÁR area to be able to be considered. Maps and lists of the CLÁR areas in County Tipperary are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie.
• Any play project proposed must adhere to the provisions of the County Tipperary Playground Policy 2017. In particular, no new play area below the level of Service Centre in the Settlement Hierarchy as set out in the Council’s County Development Plans will be supported with public funds. The Playground Strategy can be viewed at www.tipperarycoco.ie/community-and-economic-development/tipperary-playgr….
• A play area to be located on school grounds must be open and available for use by the general public after school hours.

How to express an interest?

Please submit your proposal by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 27th March 2019, either by post to: CLÁR Scheme Measure 2 2019, Community & Economic Development Section, Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, E91 E183, or by e-mail to: CLAR2019@tipperarycoco.ie.

Your submission must be submitted using the Expression of Interest template.

All expressions of interest will be assessed by the Council and a maximum of 3 proposals can be selected for County Tipperary, including those put forward by the Council itself, for development into detailed applications to the Department. It is the Department who will make the final decision on selection and approval of projects to be funded.