Clár Funding Scheme 2021

Clár is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population.  The funding works in conjunction with local/Agency and other Departmental funding programmes and on the basis of locally identified priorities.    The following District Electoral Divisions (DED's) are eligible for consideration for funding support:  Ballymascanlon, Carlingford, Drummullagh, Greenore, Jenkinstown, Rathcor and Ravensdale.  The total funding allocation for 2021 is €5.5 million.  

The 2021 Clár programme will be delivered through four separate Measures as follows:

  • Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community/Safety Measure
  • Measure 2: Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities
  • Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Measure

                    (a) Community Gardens & Allotments

                    (b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

  • Clár Innovation Measure:  Funding for innovative or pilot projects that address specific challenges faced by communities in Clár areas.

For more information on Measure 1, 2 & 3a please click here

Measure 1 EOI form please click here

Measure 2 EOI form please click here

Measure 3a EOI form please click here

For Measures 1, 2 & 3a EOI’s should be returned to Patrice Keenan, Clár 2021 applications, Community Section, Louth County Council, County Hall, Dundalk, Co Louth or emailed to patrice.keenan@louthcoco.ie

Closing date for receipt of EOI's for Measure 1, 2 & 3a is 4pm Friday 9th April 2021.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Measure 3(b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

This measure will be operated directly by the Department of Rural and Community development and is open to established organisations/groups that operate entirely on a voluntary basis and provide:

Transport to/from day care/other medical/therapy/respite services for those with significant mobility issues including requiring specialised wheelchair accessible vehicles or

Transport to/from designated cancer treatment hospitals/centres under the National Cancer Care Programme.

For more information on this measure please click here

Measure 3(b) application form please click here

Any queries should be submitted to CLAR@DRCD.gov.ie

Completed application forms should be returned to the Department of Rural and Community Development at CLAR@DRCD.gov.ie by the 7th May 2021.

 

Clár Innovation Measure

The Clár Innovation Measure is new for 2021.  The CLÁR Innovation Measure is targeted at piloting new ideas which address specific challenges faced by communities in CLÁR areas, including those associated with rural isolation, village decline, service accessibility, population change, social disadvantage and marginalisation in communities within the CLÁR areas. This Measure seeks to support fresh ideas and new ways of working that might not otherwise be identified or supported.

 For more information this measure please click here

Clár Innovation Measure Expression of Interest form please click here

Expressions of Interest should be submitted directly to the Department at CLAR@DRCD.gov.ie by the Friday 21st May 2021.

Any queries should be submitted to CLAR@DRCD.gov.ie