CLÁR Scheme 2021

CLÁR 2021 Announced.

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development  launched the 2021 CLÁR programme on Monday March 15th 2021.

Please find the link to the Press Release HERE.

Details of the various measures, including the relevant Scheme Outlines, are available on the DRCD Website HERE.

Measure 1, 2 and 3(a) applications will only be accepted, on a prioritised basis, from Local Authorities and Galway County Council Application Forms are being finalised and will be made available via the PPN, Web-site and social media in the coming days.

Further Information Requests and Queries can be submitted to [email protected] or by contacting Martin Kenny, SSO & CLÁR Co-ordinator at 091-509395 , or Eímear Dolan, Rural Development Officer/AO 091-509334

Webinars on this year’s scheme are being planned for 31st March in association with the Galway County Public Participation Network. Register here.


CLAR 2021 Measure 1 Application Form and Outline

CLAR 2021 Measure 2 Application Form and Outline

CLAR 2021 Measure 3 (a) Application Form and Outline

Irish forms:

CLAR 2021 Foirm Beart 1

CLAR 2021 Foirm Beart 2

CLAR 2021 Foirm Beart 3a


Galway County Council can make a maximum of 10 applications under Measure 1 and 2 combined and three applications under Measures 3(a)

Groups will be asked to submit applications to Galway County Council by Thursday April 15th 2021, by midnight by email to [email protected] .

  1. Measure 1:                  Support for Schools/Community Safety Measure
  2. Measure 2:                  Outdoor Community Recreation Facilities
  3. Measure 3:                  Community Wellbeing Measure

(a) Community Gardens & Allotments


You will also note, at the link, the Measure 3(b) Scheme Outline Mobility and Cancer Care Transport, which seeks applications directly to the Departmentto assist groups providing mobility and cancer care transport services to people living in CLÁR areas.


The CLÁR Innovation Measure is new for 2021. This funding will  be targeted at piloting new ideas which address specific challenges faced by communities in CLÁR areas, including rural isolation, population change, social disadvantage and marginalisation. These applications are also to be submitted directly to the Department and not to Galway County Council.

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