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CLÁR Funding 2020

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CLÁR Funding Scheme 2021


CLÁR is one element of a package of co-ordinated and complementary supports and part of the Rural Development Investment Programme funded through the Department of Rural and Community Development. The other elements of the programme include the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The Rural Development Investment Programme is funded under Project Ireland 2040.


CLÁR(Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais)  provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. 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 funding and on the basis of locally identified priorities and is delivered by local authorities in consultation with groups in local communities.


The CLÁR funding scheme is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage.   


Clar Funding Scheme 2021 is available for the following measures: 


Measure 1    Support for Schools/Community Safety

Measure 2    Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities

Measure 3    Community Wellbeing Measures
                     a. Community Gardens & Allotments  
                     b. Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

CLÁR Innovation Measure 



How to Apply 


CLAR - County Map of Donegal

Expressions of Interest are invited under Measures1, 2 and 3(a) to Donegal County Council before 12noon on Thursday 15th April 2021.


Note: Up to 10 project applications in total, between Measures 1 and 2, and up to 3 project applications in total under Measure 3(a), may be selected by the Local Authority for onward submission to the Department for its consideration.


Measure 3(b) Application Form the Expressions of Interest for the CLAR Innovation Measure must be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development details of which are available at 


CLAR 2021 - Measure 3(b) Application Form 

CLAR 2021 - Expression of Interest for Innovation



Expression of Interest and Scheme Outline are available below:-


CLAR 2021 - Scheme Outline - M1, M2 and 3(a)

CLAR 2021 - Measure 1 - Expression of Interest

CLAR 2021 - Measure 2 Expression of Interest 

CLAR 2021 - Measure 3(a) Expression of Interest


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


Expressions of Interest for Measures 1 and 2 and Measure 3(a) must be submitted on-line to



Closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interests to Donegal County Council

before12noon on Thursday 15th April 2021


Expressions of Interest received after this deadline will not be considered.




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