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CLÁR Scheme

CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas. The scheme aims to provide funding for small scale infrastructural projects for schools/ established community groups projects in areas which have suffered the greatest levels of population decline. The CLÁR Scheme is managed by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The CLÁR Funding Scheme is available to areas of population decline in County Clare as defined in the CLÁR Area Map and in the List of CLÁR Electoral Districts

The CLÁR 2020 Funding Scheme is now closed.

Under the 2020 scheme, funding will be provided under three measures:

Measure 1 (Operated by Clare County Council): Schools/Community Safety measures    ** closed for 2020

Measure 2 (Operated by Clare County Council): Community Recreation   **closed for 2020

Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports

This measure will be operated directly by the Department of Rural & Community Development to support Community Wellbeing comprising of funding towards:

  • Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020)
  • Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

Applications under Measure 3 should be submitted directly to the Department. Application Form & Guidelines available at the Government Website.Applications for Measure 3 should be submitted directly to the Department at by the 28th August 2020.

The 2020 Application forms and scheme guidelines for Measures 1 and 2 are available below for reference.

Page last reviewed: 30/06/20

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Clár grant Co-ordinator
Rural and Community Development
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6846222
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with offices open through lunch. 
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