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wlr_intro_image1West Limerick Resources is a community development organisation working to achieve positive change in the lives of people and groups in West Limerick.

Our efforts are directed at building a stronger community through the enhancement of personal and community identity, values, places, structure and services.

About Us
West Limerick Resources is committed to the community. Our goal is to effect sustainable improvement in the factors – rural, urban and social – that contribute to disadvantage in West Limerick.

Since our establishment in 1993, we have administered over €18 million in development funds which have been used to support to a wide variety of projects varying from education supports, to community enhancement projects to enterprise development with all offering a valuable contribution to the identity, values and strength of the community.

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Our Catchment Area
West Limerick Resources covers a catchment area of approximately 520 square miles in the west of county Limerick with a population of 64, 586 (2006 Census).

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Contact Us
t: 069 62222
e: info@wlr.ie

St Mary’s Road
Newcastle West
Co. Limerick
Ireland

CRO 206973
CHY 11712

“Committed to the Community”

wlr_intro_image1West Limerick Resources is a community development organisation working to achieve positive change in the lives of people and groups in West Limerick.

Our efforts are directed at building a stronger community through the enhancement of personal and community identity, values, places, structure and services.

News & Events

Supporting Young People's Mental Health Workshop

West Limerick Resources in conjunction with Jigsaw and Newcastle West Library will host a free workshop for community groups/parents on ‘Supporting Young People’s Mental Health’ on Wednesday April 25 at 7pm in Newcastle West Library. As a result of this workshop, it is hoped that participants will have a greater knowledge of the key issues impacting on the mental health and well being of young people in the community. Registration is essential by contacting Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or email damien.ahern@wlr.ie 

 

Project Management Training for Voluntary Organisations

 

West Limerick Resources in conjunction with Dell VPM are offering a free half day Project Management Training programme for voluntary groups at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Saturday April 28th from 10am – 4pm. This interactive training session will equip voluntary groups with practical tools and techniques in order to successfully manage and deliver projects in their communities. Refreshments and Certificates of Attendance will be provided. Registration is essential by contacting Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or by emailing damien.ahern@wlr.ie

INTERCULTURAL MOVIE NIGHT

 

West Limerick Resources in conjunction with Newcastle West Film Club will host a free intercultural movie night on Friday Night April 20 at 8pm at The Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. The chosen movie for the night will be ‘The Idol’ based on the incredible true story of Mohammad Assaf, winner of Arab Idol. Light refreshments will also be provided. Strictly over 18s.Enquiries to Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or damien.ahern@wlr.ie.

CLÁR FUNDING 2018

CLÁR FUNDING SCHEME 2018

Background

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. The funding works in conjunction with local/Agency and other Departmental funding programmes and on the basis of locally identified priorities.

Funding Allocation for 2018

There is an allocation of €5million in total for 2018, of which, up to €4 million is available under 2 measures to be operated via Local Authorities for a range of School and Community projects.

Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures (€2M)

Measure 2: Play Areas (Including MUGAs) (€2M)

Measure 3: First Response Support Measure (€1M)

Timelines

Scheme launch – 15th March
Applications to be received by the Local Authority – April 20th
Assessment and decisions, contracts – May 31st
Project Completion/Drawdown – Sept/Oct

Applications

The 2018 scheme will allow for applications to be submitted to the LA from Schools, Community Groups and also from Local Development Companies.

Up to 15 applications in total, between measures 1 and 2, may then be selected by the LA, providing that they are of sufficient quality and are consistent with developmental planning at a local level, LECP’s, Town plans and any other relevant plans, for onward submission to the Department for its consideration.

Applications under measure 1 may include a number of different elements (see detailed measure outline below) in respect of a single facility (school or community) up to the maximum funding limit outlined in the measure.

Please note that applications in respect of each separate facility must be submitted on a separate application form.

Application forms detailing projects in respect of multiple facilities will not be considered.

NB Please note Measure 3 First Response Support Measures is managed directly by the Department of Rural & Community Development, Rural Schemes, Government Offices, Ballina, Co Mayo F26 E8N6 – Phone – (076)1006829

The Department will select a number of projects in whole or in part and will take the proportion of the county that is within CLÁR into account in the decision making process (e.g. Clare has more than 120 District Electoral Divisions (DEDs) in CLÁR, whereas Wicklow only has 7). Where facilities have received funding in the past, particularly under CLÁR 2017, the Department may take that into account when making final decisions regarding project selection and may prioritise those that have not received funding previously.

Where the LA intends to submit applications under both measures, it would be helpful, in the context of the decision making process, if the application indicated which projects the LA itself would prioritise in the context of planning at a local level.

Applications should be submitted on the relevant application form for each measure and all relevant details should be inserted in the enclosed template also. It is important that both the application form and the template listing the projects submitted for funding, are completed correctly.

It is also important that all additional/supplementary documentation is submitted with applications.

Please Note: Where the application form or the template is not completed correctly, or where any additional/supplementary documentation is not submitted at the time of application; the application may not be considered further.

Project Delivery

It is expected that the LA will take a lead role in the delivery of many of the projects approved by the Department. However, it is envisaged that LDC’s may, with the agreement of the LA and the relevant community applicants, be permitted to take on the project delivery phase. In such cases the Department will enter into a contract directly with the LDC and not the LA.

Projects to be delivered by the LDC should be clearly identified on the project application form and the template provided.

Eligible Costs

Applications should detail all of the costs associated with the proposed project and only items of a capital nature that are integral to the project should be included.

All administration costs/professional fees associated with the proposed project should be kept to a minimum and be clearly detailed on the application form. Such costs will be eligible up to a maximum of 12.5% of the overall project costs.

Grant Payment arrangements

100% after certification by the LA/LDC that the project has been completed.

Drawdown requests for payment should only be submitted by the LA/LDC when the LA/LDC has itself incurred the expense. It is not acceptable that a drawdown request be submitted to the Department if invoices etc submitted to the LA/LDC by community groups/contractors remain unpaid.

Phase payments may be possible in limited circumstances and on a case by case basis following submission of case details to the Department

Completed Applications for Measures 1 and 2 should be returned to Municipal District Office, Limerick City & County Council, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

Closing date for receipt of applications for Measure 1 & Measure 2 is 5pm Friday April 20th 2018.

Applications will not be considered after this date.

For further information contact Margaret Corbett 069-62100 Municipal District Office Newcastle West.

Documentation
M1 NCW Clar 2018

M2 NCW Clar 2018

First Response Support Measure

Limerick CLÁR Map 2018

'Spring into Storytime Event'

There will be a free ‘Spring into Story Time Event’ on Wednesday April 18 from 11am- 12 noon at Newcastle West Library. The morning will include a shared story time, art and craft activity and nursery rhyme sing along. Pre-registration is essential as there are a limited number of places available. All children must be supervised. To register please contact Niamh at West Limerick Resources on 087 4477338 or 069 79113.

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