CLAR Scheme 2020


Applications for CLÁR Funding 2020

Mr. Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced details of the CLÁR Programme for 2020.  CLÁR provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline.  CLÁR is part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Development Investment Programme. The supports provided through CLÁR have been tailored this year to help rural communities to respond to the new COVID-19 environment.  This includes the addition of new funding measures. 

The measures being funded under the 2020 CLÁR programme are:

Measure 1:         Schools/Community Safety measures (expanded in 2020)

Measure 2:         Community Recreation Areas (new in 2020)  

Measure 3:         Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising

  • Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020)
  • Mobility and Cancer Care Transport


Applications under Measure 1 and Measure 2 must be submitted to the Community Department, Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee or by email to [email protected].

The closing date for receipt of applications for Measure 1 and Measure 2 is 5 p.m. on

Friday 17th July, 2020.

Please note that the above deadline is set to allow all applications to be assessed in advance of the Local Authority submitting final applications to the Department of Rural and Community Development by 28th August, 2020.

All applications must be completed in full and all required documentation must be submitted with the application to be considered for assessment. Failure to provide all relevant information and documentation will preclude groups from assessment.

There is a minimum cash contribution required from the Community/School under each measure. Please see the 2020 CLÁR Scheme Outline for each measure for details. 

Please note that Measure 3 (a) and 3 (b) applications must be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development. For further information, please contact [email protected]

The Scheme Outline and application which set out the detailed requirements of all 2020 CLÁR measures is available on Kerry County Council’s website –

Please contact your local Municipal District Office with your queries.

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The Community Department
County Buildings
066 7183680

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