Release of CLÁR forms

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WHAT, WHERE, WHEN? Are You Funding Ready?


CLÁR provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The programme is part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.

The measures being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme 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:

3 a) First Response Support                             Direct to DRCD

3 b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport          Direct to DRCD

3 c) Sensory Gardens


Eligible Costs: 

Applications should detail all the costs associated with a proposed project and only items of a capital nature that are integral to the project should be included. Administration and professional fees should be kept to a minimum and be clearly detailed. Such costs will be eligible up to a maximum of 12.5% of the overall project costs.

Maximum and minimum amounts depend on what you are applying for and your group needs to be able to provide at least 5% and up to 10% of match funding.



Funding for Measures 1 and 2 is operated by via the relevant Local Authority – Leitrim County Council. Applications must be received by 12th April 2019.

Measures 3 a) and b) are operated directly by the Dept of Rural and Community Development. Applications must be received by April 25th 2019.

In total, a maximum of 15 applications can be submitted to the department from Leitrim County Council. Scoring – you can view the Ranking Criteria HERE 

Read and download all the documents associated with the funding by clicking on the links below:

Measures Due to Leitrim Co. Council by April 12th 2019.


Measures Due to Dept. or Rural & Community Development by April 25th 2019



If you have more questions about applying for Measures 1, 2 and 3 c) contact

For further details please contact Ornaith O’Shannon,email or telephone 071 9620005 Ext 527



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