Clár funding for small-scale rural projects


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The CLÁR programme (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) provides funding for small-scale infrastructural projects in rural areas.

CLÁR aims to support sustainable development in identified 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.

The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It is delivered by local authorities in consultation with groups in local communities.

The measures being funded under the 2020 CLÁR programme are:

Measure 1: Schools/Community Safety measures (expanded in 2020)

Measure 2: Community Recreation Areas (new in 2020)

Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising:

(a)Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020)

(b)Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

Measures 1 and 2 are being administered through the Local Authorities. Please contact your Local Authority for further assistance including application forms.

Applications under Measures 3(a) and 3(b) to be submitted directly to the Department.

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