The Department of Rural and Community Development announced details of the CLÁR programme for 2019 on 28th February 2019 which includes new measures to support rural communities. 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.
There is a national allocation of €5million for 2019 under 3 measures to be operated via Local Authorities for a range of School and Community projects.
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:
a) First Response Support
b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport
c) Sensory Gardens
Up to 15 applications in total will be invited from relevant Local Authorities in respect of Measures 1 and 2.
Measures 3a and 3b will mainly be operated directly by the Department and will be open to established organisations/groups that operate entirely on a voluntary basis, and who are involved in (a) emergency rescue/first response efforts or (b) in the provision of transport services, free of charge, to people requiring wheelchair accessible vehicles to access day care or other medical therapy or respite services and/or those requiring transport to/from hospitals for treatment under the National Cancer Care Programme.
Measure 3c will be operated by Local Authorities as lead partners, in cooperation with voluntary groups involved in the provision of services for people with disabilities.
Closing date for receipt of fully completed Application Forms by post or by hand to:
Community & Enterprise Section, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org is 5pm on Tuesday, 9th April 2019
Late submissions will not be considered.
In order to facilitate schools/communities in preparing an application full details of the scheme and application forms are available on www.roscommoncoco.ie
Director of Services
Governance and Corporate Affairs,
Community & Enterprise and Environment
Roscommon County Council
Áras an Chontae