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CLÁR Funding 2024

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CLÁR Funding Scheme 2024


CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population.


 The CLÁR Funding Scheme 2024 is available for the following measures: 


Measure 1    Developing Community Facilities & Amenities

Measure 2    Mobility, Cancer Care, Community First Responders Transport and
Meals on Wheels.

Measure 3  ‘Our Islands’


Measure 1 is administered by Local Authorities in consultation with local communities and applications will only be accepted directly from Local Authorities.


Measure 2 and Measure 3 are administered directly by the Department of Rural and Community Development and applications are being accepted via email to [email protected]. Details to issue from DRCD in this regard and in due course





Measure 1 will support a variety of capital projects provided that they contribute to the enhancement of existing, and/or the development of new, accessible Community Recreation Facilities.


All community amenities funded under this programme must, in so far as practicable, be accessible to all abilities and ages.


Expressions of Interests to Measure 1 Developing Community Facilities & Amenities are to be submitted directly to Donegal County Council, details of which are available below:


CLÁR 2024 - Measure 1 Scheme Outline ‌Developing Community Facilities & Amenities

CLÁR funding 2024 - Expression of Interest for Measure 1


 Irish Version of the forms will be uploaded as soon as they are available.


Expressions of Interest for Measures 1 must be submitted on-line to [email protected] before 12noon on Tuesday 14th May 2024.


Note: Up to 15 project applications in total under Measure 1 may be selected by the Local Authority for onward submission to the Department and for their informed consideration.



Please Note:


Scheme Outline and Application Forms for Measure 2 and 3 are as below and for your further reference as necessary


CLÁR 2024 - Measure 2 Scheme Outline - Mobility, Cancer Care, Community First Responders and Meals on Wheels Transport

CLÁR 2024 - Measure 2 Application Form


CLÁR 2024 - Measure 3 Scheme Outline - Our Islands

CLÁR 2024 - Measure 3 Application Form


Applications to Measure 2 and Measure 3 must be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development. Further information is available at [email protected].





Closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interests in respect of Measure 1 ONLY to be submitted to Donegal County Council to 


[email protected]



before 12noon on Tuesday 14th May 2024



Expressions of Interest received after this deadline will not be considered