CLÁR

Clár Funding Scheme 2021

CLÁR is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage at Schools /Community Facilities.

CLÁR 2021 includes a new Innovation Measure targeted at piloting new ideas which address challenges faced by communities in CLÁR areas.

Measures 1, 2 and 3(a) will be managed by Cavan County Council, and Measure 3 (b) and the Innovation Measure will be managed directly by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Measures funded under 2021 CLÁR Funding Scheme

Measure 1:      Support for Schools/Community Safety measures

Measure 2:      Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities

Measure 3:      Community Wellbeing Supports:

(a) - Community Gardens and Allotments

(b) - Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

CLÁR Innovation Measure: Funding for innovative or pilot projects that address specific challenges faced by communities in CLÁR areas.

 

Measure 1 - Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Eligible Interventions:

  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Access footpaths
  • Car Parking Facilities

 

Rate of Aid, Measure 1

Grant range varies up to maximum of € 50,000

 

Measure 2 - Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities

Examples of Eligible Interventions (this list is not exhaustive)

  • Playgrounds
  • MUGAs
  • Amenities for teenagers/young adults
  • Outdoor Cinema Screen

 

Rate of Aid, Measure 2

Up to 90% funding available, Grant Range € 5,000 to € 50,000

 

Measure 3(a) - Community Garden and Allotments

This measure supports publicly accessible community gardens, allotments and sensory gardens.

Rate of Aid, Measure 3(a)

Up to 90% funding available, Grant Range € 5,000 to € 50,000

 

Measure 3(b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport*

*Managed directly by the Department of Rural & Community Development, Rural Schemes, Government Offices, Ballina, Co Mayo F26 E8N6. Phone: 076 1064900

 

CLÁR Innovation Measure*

*Managed directly by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

This Measure seeks to support fresh ideas and new ways of working that might not otherwise be identified or supported.

The Measure is looking to assist projects that:

  • demonstrate new ways of working that help deliver outcomes for the area/community; and/or
  • encourage cross-organisational or cross-community working; and/or
  • considers the use of new and emerging technologies, tools or methodologies in relation to the delivery of services; and/or
  • implement approaches and ideas that can be spread elsewhere.

 

Application Process

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to be submitted directly to the Department of Rural & Community Development, Rural Schemes, Government Offices, Ballina, Co Mayo F26 E8N6. Phone: 076 106 4900

Rate of Aid, Innovation Measure

Up to 90% funding available, Grant Range € 5,000 to € 50,000

 

 

How to apply (Measures 1, 2, and 3a)

 

Completed Applications for Measures 1, 2 and 3(a) should be marked 'Clár application' and returned by post to:

Mr John Donohoe,
Community, Enterprise and Tourism Section,
Cavan County Council,
Johnston Centre,
Farnham Street,
Cavan.

or by email to ttierney@cavancoco.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications by Cavan County Council is 5pm, Friday 23rd April 2021.

Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.