2023 CLÁR Scheme Now Open for Applications

Posted on 3 Apr 2023

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced almost €8 million for community and sports facilities nationwide.

The funding, under the 2023 CLÁR Programme, will support hundreds of projects with a particular focus on areas that have experienced significant levels of population decline.

Under the initiative, grants of up to €50,000 will be provided to support the development of community and sports facilities, youth clubs, playgrounds, sensory gardens, walking tracks and much more.

And for the first time under the CLÁR Programme, funding will be provided to carry out upgrades and improvements to spectator stands at local GAA and sports clubs.

There will be specific measures to support Cancer Care Transport, Community First Responders as well as our offshore island communities.

CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd Riachtanais) or Funding for Small-Scale Rural Projects 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 Measures being funded under the 2023 CLÁR Programme are:

  • Measure 1*: Developing Community Facilities & Amenities
  • Measure 2**: Mobility, Cancer Care and Community First Responders Transport
  • Measure 3**: “Our Islands”

**Measure 1

Applications will only be accepted directly from Local Authorities under Measure 1. Please contact your Local Authority for an application form and further information.

CLÁR 2023 Measure 1 Scheme Outline

**Measures 2 and 3

Applications are being accepted directly by the Department in respect of Measures 2 and 3 via email to CLAR@drcd.gov.ie Scheme Outlines and Application Forms in respect of these measures can be accessed below.

The deadline for receipt of applications under Measures 1 and 3 is Tuesday 6 June 2023.

The deadline for receipt of applications under Measure 2 is Friday 12 May 2023.

CLÁR 2023 Measure 2 Scheme Outline

CLÁR 2023 Measure 2 Application Form

CLÁR 2023 Measure 2 Scheme Outline

CLÁR 2023 Measure 3 Application Form

CLÁR 2023 Measure 3 Scheme Outline

For further queries please contact CLAR@drcd.gov.ie

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