CLÁR 2022 Scheme: now open for Expressions of Interest

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2022 Clár Scheme.

CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd Riachtanais) or Funding for Small-Scale Rural Projects is a targeted investment programme which provides funding for small-scale – infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered the greatest levels of population decline.

Please find maps relating to Clár areas here: CLÁR Funding Area Maps.

The Measures being funded under the 2022 CLÁR Programme are:

  • Measure 1: Developing Community Facilities & Amenities
  • Measure 2: Mobility, Cancer Care and Community First Responders Transport
  • Measure 3: “Our Islands”



Measure 1: Developing Community Facilities & Amenities

Applications will only be accepted directly from Local Authorities under Measure 1.

Meath County Council is now seeking expressions of interest for Measure 1 projects which should be submitted by Wednesday 30th March 2022 to allow sufficient time to assess all EOI’s and prepare applications.

Measure 1 applications will only be accepted, on a prioritised basis, from Local Authorities with relevant application form and scheme details attached.

Please find CLAR Measure 1 documents below:



Measures 2  & 3:

The Measure 2 and 3 applications are being accepted directly by the Department in respect of Measures 2 and 3 via email to CLAR@drcd.gov.ie to assist groups and community organisations. .

Scheme outline and application forms of these measures are available below to download:






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