The Minister for Rural and Community Development has announced details of the CLÁR 2020 Scheme. The CLÁR programme (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in identified CLÁR areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline.
This year, the supports provided through CLÁR have been tailored to help rural communities respond to the new COVID-19 environment. This includes the addition of new funding measures.
The Measures funded under the 2020 CLÁR programme are:
Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures (expanded in 2020)
Measure 2: Community Recreation Areas (new in 2020)
Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising of;
3(a) Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020)
3(b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport
Please note for your information Measure 3 queries and applications must be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development at CLAR@drcd.gov.ie. Further information in respect of Measures 3(a) and 3(b) can be found on the Departments website at https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/91ba52-clar/#2020-clar-measures.
How to apply for Measures 1, 2
Limerick City and County Council invites applications from Schools/Community Groups and Local Development Companies in respect of Measures 1 and 2 for projects within the designated CLÁR areas.
More information including the CLÁR 2020 Scheme Outline, Map of Limerick CLÁR 2020 DEDs and Project Application can be found on Limerick.ie.
Please contact the Urban and Rural Community Development Department on 061-557117 or 061-557531 or by email to CLAR@limerick.ie with any queries in relation to the CLÁR 2020 programme.
Applicants must complete the relevant Project Application form and submit same with all supporting documentation by the closing date of Friday 10th July 2020.