CLÁR 2020 Scheme

CLÁR is one element of a €30 million package of co-ordinated and complementary supports that was recently launched by  Minister Ring, as part of his Department’s Rural Development Investment Programme. The CLÁR programme (CeantairLagaÁrd-Riachtanais) provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in identified CLÁR areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline.

CLÁR 2020 is now closed for submissions of expression of interest.

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.

Funding (of between €5,000 and €50,000) is available to all local schools, community groups, community councils to apply for help with new projects to make safer environments and facilities.

Please see map and areas marked that are targeted under the CLÁR Programme in Limerick here.

CLÁR 2020 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) and 3(b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport.

Applications under Measure 3 should be submitted directly to the Department. Application Form & Guidelines available at the Government Website by clicking here.

CLÁR 2020 is now closed for submissions of expression of interest.

Successful Projects under Measures 1 and 2

The successful projects under measures 1 and 2 of the CLÁR Scheme 2020:

Glenroe Community National School

Footpath, road markings, child safety and digital speed signs.


Gerard Griffins GAA

Carpark resurfacing, safety signs, COVID sanitation works


Ballylanders Development Association

Amenity garden, water fountain, public toilets, covered seating area, picnic benches, covered BBQ area at Village park


Queries can be directed to or phone 061-557117 or 061-557531.

CLÁR 2020
Urban and Rural Community Development
Community Development Directorate
Limerick City and County Council
Merchant’s Quay
Limerick V94 EH90

Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020

This service is provided by

Urban and Rural Community Development

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick V94 EH90