CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage. The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas with the aim of attracting people to live and work there. The funding works in conjunction with local/Agency and other Departmental funding programmes and on the basis of locally identified priorities. This year, there are some changes to the Measures to support rural communities with a particular emphasis on responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19.
The measures being funded under 2020 CLÁR Funding Scheme are:
Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community Safety measures
Measure 2: Community Recreation Areas
Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising:
3a – Meals on Wheels and Linked Services (New for 2020)
3b – Mobility and Cancer Care Transport
Measure 1 Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures
Monaghan County Council will consider support for interventions that make school/community facilities environs healthier and safer for the children attending the schools, and for children and adults using the community facilities. This measure has been broadened to help meet the new public health requirements arising from COVID-19.
CLÁR Funding Measure 1 Online Application Form–
Measure 2 Community Recreation Areas
Monaghan County Council will consider support for the enhancement of existing and/or the development of new accessible Community Recreation Areas where people can socialise outdoors in safe community spaces.
CLÁR Funding Measure 2 –
Completed Applications for Measures 1, and 2 must be submitted on-line.
Closing date for receipt of applications by Monaghan County Council is 5.00 p.m. on Monday 20th July 2020
Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Measure 3 (a & b) Community Wellbeing Supports
• 3a – Meals on Wheels and Linked Services (New for 2020)
• 3b – Mobility & Cancer Care Transport
These measures are managed by the Department of Rural & Community Development. Applications should be submitted directly to the Department at CLAR@DRCD.gov.ie by the 28th August 2020.