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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 2021 Funding Scheme is now open for applications.

Under the 2021 scheme, funding will be provided under four measures:

  • Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety measures    

  • Measure 2: Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities

  • Measure 3(a): Community Gardens and Allotments **new for 2021

    • Measure 1, 2 and 3(a) will be operated by Clare County Council. Applications should be submitted to Clare County Council at by the 23rd of April 2021.
  • Measure 3(b): Meals on Wheels and Mobility Cancer Care Transport

CLÁR Innovation Fund ** new for 2021

The application forms and scheme guidelines for all measures are available below.

Page last reviewed: 19/03/21

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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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