The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring T.D., has announced details of the CLÁR 2019 Scheme. The CLÁR programme (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme which provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered the greatest levels of population decline.
The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR 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.
CLÁR 2019 Measures
The Measures funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme are:
Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety measures
Measure 2: Play Areas (including Multi-Use Games Areas)
Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising of 3(a) First Response Support, 3(b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport and 3(c) Sensory Gardens
Limerick City and County Council invites applications from Schools/Community Groups and Local Development Companies in respect of Measure 1, Measure 2 and Measure 3(c) for projects within the designated CLÁR areas. Please refer to the CLÁR map and list of eligible DEDs in the supporting documents below.
The closing date for submission of applications with all supporting documentation to the relevant Municipal District is Tuesday 16th April 2019.
|Applications to be received by the Local Authority||April 16th|
|Assessment and decisions, contracts||June 28th|
|Project Completion/Drawdown||October 31st|
Up to 15 applications in total, between Measures 1 and 2, may be selected by the Local Authority, providing that they are of sufficient quality, in line with the scheme outline, and are consistent with developmental planning at a local level, LECP’s, town plans and any other relevant plans, for onward submission to the Department for its consideration. There is no maximum number of applications that may be submitted under Measure 3(c), but it should be noted that available funding under this Measure is limited.
Applications in respect of the Municipal District of Newcastle West, District Electoral Divisions (DEDs) of Ballynoe, Castletown, Fleanmore, Glin, Kilfergus, Kilmoylan, Ballintober, Boola, Caher, Cleanglass, Cloncagh, Dromtrasna, Feenagh, Glenagower, Glengort, Kilmeedy, Mount Collins, Mountplummer, Port, Rathronan, Rooskagh, Templeglentan, Dunmoylan West and Mohernagh must be submitted to the Municipal District Offices of Limerick City and County Council in Newcastle West. Any queries in relation to projects within the aforementioned DEDs should be directed to the Newcastle West Municipal District office at 069-62100.
Applications in respect of the Municipal District of Adare-Rathkeale, District Electoral Division (DED) of Ballyallinan must be submitted to the Municipal District Offices of Limerick City and County Council in Rathkeale. Any queries in relation to projects within the Ballyallinan DED should be directed to the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District office at 069-64047.
Applications in respect of the Municipal District of Cappamore-Kilmallock, District Electoral Divisions (DEDs) of Ballymacshaneboy, Bulgaden, Darragh, Emlygrennan, Glenbrohane, Griston, Kilfinnane, Kilflyn, Kilteely, Particles, Doon West, Anglesborough, Ballylanders, Cullane, Duntryleague, Galbally, Kilbeheny, Kilglass, Knocknascrow, Riversdale, Bilboa, Doon South, Oola and Templebredon must be submitted to the Municipal District Offices of Limerick City and County Council in Kilmallock. Any queries in relation to projects within the aforementioned DEDs should be directed to the Cappamore-Kimallock Municipal District office at 063-98019.
All applications must be accompanied by supporting documentation as follows:
- Evidence that all necessary permissions are in place
- Evidence (where applicable) that ownership/lease is in place
- Full estimated costs
- Evidence that Match Funding is in place (e.g. Bank Statement showing balance available or similar)
- Clear evidence of need
- Confirmation that no funding has been allocated for the same project from any other sources
Applications received must be assessed and prioritised by the Local Authority prior to the submission of final applications to the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Please contact your local Municipal District Office as noted above with any queries.
Please note that Measure 3(a) and 3(b) 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 these Measures can be found on the Departments of Rural & Community Development website.