CLÁR Scheme 2019


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 2019 includes new measures to support rural communities. Measures 1, 2 and 3(c) will be managed by Monaghan County Council and Measure 3 (a) & (b) will be managed directly by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The measures being funded under 2019 CLÁR Funding Scheme are:

Measure 1:       Support for Schools/Community Safety measures
Measure 2:      Play Areas (including Multi-Use Games Areas)
Measure 3:      Community Wellbeing Supports (new in 2019), comprising:

a – First Response Support

b – Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

c – Sensory Gardens


Measure 1       Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Up to 90% funding available


Eligible Interventions:

  • Amber Safety Lights
  • Child Safety Lights
  • Speed Safety Lights
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Access footpaths
  • Bus Shelters
  • Car Parking Facilities
  • Public Lighting

Grant Range varies but up to € 50,000


Measure 2       Play Areas (including Multi Use Game Area – MUGAs)

Up to 90% funding available

Grant Range € 5,000 to € 50,000


Measure 3 (a & b) Community Wellbeing Supports

a – First Response Support Measures

b – Mobility & Cancer Care Transport

Managed directly by the Department of Rural & Community Development, Rural Schemes, Government Offices, Ballina, Co Mayo F26 E8N6 – Phone – (076)1064900


Measure 3 (c) Community Wellbeing Supports

c- Sensory Gardens

This year’s programme will also, for the first time, provide funding for the development of specialist sensory gardens and complementary play equipment. These gardens are designed to stimulate the senses and can be of benefit in enhancing the quality of life for people with a diverse range of life challenges.


Measures 3a and 3b will mainly be operated directly by the Department of Rural & Community Development and will be open to established organisations/groups that operate entirely on a voluntary basis, and who are involved in (i) emergency rescue/first response efforts or (ii) in the provision of transport services, free of charge, to people requiring wheelchair accessible vehicles to access day care or other medical therapy or respite services and/or those requiring transport to/from hospitals for treatment under the National Cancer Care Programme.

Measure 3(c) will be operated by Local Authorities as lead partners, in cooperation with voluntary groups involved in the provision of services for people with disabilities. Any group considering a project for inclusion under Measure 3 (c) must consult with the Municipal District Office for the area in which the proposed project is located.

Application forms and guidelines are available on  or by email to

Completed Applications for Measures 1, 2 and 3(c) should be returned to, CLÁR 2019 Applications, Community Development Section, Monaghan County Council, The Glen, Monaghan.


Closing date for receipt of applications by Monaghan County Council is 12 noon on Monday 8th April 2019.


Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.


Download Forms and Guidelines here:

Clár Map (PDF)

Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures Application Form (MS Word)

Measure 2: Support for Play Areas (including MUGA’s) Application Form (MS Word)

Measure 3(c) Community Wellbeing Support – Sensory Gardens Application Form (MS Word)

CLÁR 2018 Measures Guidelines (MS Word)

CLÁR List Of DED’s (PDF)


Data Protection:

CLÁR Scheme 2019 Privacy Notice