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.
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.
How to apply for Measures 1 and 2
Please note: Expressions of Interest for CLÁR 2020 Measures 1 and 2 are now being sought by Limerick City and County Council. The closing date for receipt of project application forms is Friday 10th July 2020.
The Project Application forms and Scheme outline can be downloaded in the supporting documents below or queries can be directed to CLAR@limerick.ie or phone 061-557117 or 061-557531.
Applying for CLÁR 2020 Scheme
Click here to download the Project Application for Measure 1 CLÁR 2020.
Click here to download the Project Application for Measure 2 CLÁR 2020.
Completed Project Applications with supporting documentation can be submitted by:
Email (preferable): CLAR@limerick.ie
Urban and Rural Community Development
Community Development Directorate
Limerick City and County Council
Limerick V94 EH90
Completed Project Applications with supporting documentation must be submitted by Friday 10th July 2020.
CLOSING DATE WILL BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.