CLÁR

CLÁR

The CLÁR programme (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme which provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered the greatest levels of population decline. The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas by attracting people to live and work there.  The funding works in conjunction with local funding and on the basis of locally identified priorities.

2018  CLÁR Measures

The 2018 CLÁR programme will see funding provided under three measures:

Measure 1:    Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2:    Play Areas

Measure 3:    First Response Support Measure

CLÁR 2018 Measure 1 Approvals

CLÁR 2018 Measure 2 Approvals

CLÁR 2018 Measure 3 Approvals

The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and delivered, for the most part, by the Local Authorities in consultation with groups in local communities.

Criteria and Application forms for Measure 1 & 2 are available from the Local Authorities.

Measure 3 – First Response Support Measures Application

Criteria and Applications for Measure 3 can be requested by emailing CLAR@drcd.gov.ie and are also available to download below:

Download application

Download criteria

2018 CLÁR Measure 4 –  Support for Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

On the 10th of August 2018, Minister Ring launched a further CLÁR Measure to recognise the role that volunteer organisations play in the provision of vital services to provide transport services to and from medical support services for those with significant mobility issues, and to and from designated cancer treatment hospitals and centres under the National Cancer Care Programme. Details of the funding measure and the application form for funding are provided below. The closing date for this measure is Friday 31st of August.

Download application

Download criteria

The closing date for applications for CLÁR measures 1, 2 and 3 has now passed.

Should you have any queries in relation to this Scheme, please submit by e-mail to CLÁR@drcd.gov

CLÁR 2017

Minister Michael Ring TD, announced on the  31st March 2017 details  of the CLÁR programme for 2017.

CLÁR provides funding for small scale capital projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of depopulation. The programme, which has a budget of €5 million this year, forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development which was launched in January 2017.

CLÁR Measures 1 Approvals

CLÁR Measure 2 Approvals

CLÁR Measure 3 Approvals

CLÁR Measure 4 Approvals

2017  CLÁR Measures

The 2017 CLÁR programme will see funding provided under four measures:

Measure 1:    Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2:    Play Areas

Measure 3:    Targeted Community Infrastructure Needs

Measure 4:    First Response Support Measure

The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and delivered, for the most part, by the Local Authorities in consultation with local communities.

Criteria and Application forms for Measure 1, 2 & 3 are available from the Local Authorities.

Criteria and  Applications for Measure 4   can be requested by emailing CLAR@drcd.gov.ie and are available to download below

CLÁR 2017 Measure 4

Measure 4 – First Response Support Measures Application

Closing date for applications for all CLÁR measures is 5th May 2017.

Should you have any queries in relation to this Scheme, please submit by e-mail to: CLAR@drcd.gov.ie

List of CLÁR County  maps              

Carlow   Cavan    Clare   Cork   Donegal

Galway   Kerry    Kilkenny    Laois

Leitrim   Limerick   Longford   Louth

Mayo   Meath   Monaghan   Offaly

Roscommon    Sligo   Tipperary-nr   Tipperary-sr

Waterford  Westmeath   Wicklow

CLÁR County breakdown by DED

 CLÁR 2016

The programme had been effectively closed for new applications since 2009 but was reopened by Minister Ring on the 6th of October 2016 with funding provided under the following three measures:

  • Measure 1: Safety package for Schools/Community Facilities
  • Measure 2: Outdoor Play Facilities Enhancement Scheme/support for the development of Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA)
  • Measure 3: Local Access Roads

All local authorities with designated CLÁR areas were invited to make submissions under the measures this includes all counties except Dublin, Wexford and Kildare.  On the 1st December 2016 Minister Ring announced funding of €8.24 million to 651 successful projects under the programme.

 

Details of the successful projects by county are available at the Links below .