CLÁR Funding 2018 – Measure 3 First Response Support Measure for Voluntary Organisations/groups


CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage. The aim of CLÁR is to support the sustainable development of identified CLÁR areas with the aim of attracting people to live and work there.  The funding works in conjunction with local/Agency and other Departmental funding programmes and on the basis of locally identified priorities. 

Applications from Voluntary organisation/groups

There is an allocation of €1M (nationally) under the CLÁR programme for:   Measure 3: First Response Support Measure 

This measure will be operated directly by the Department of Rural and Community Development and is open to established organisations/groups that operate entirely on a voluntary basis, and are involved in emergency rescue/first response efforts.

It is important that applicant groups/organisations are formally established e.g. registered charity or not for profit etc. and are recognised, by public service bodies such as An Garda Síochána and the HSE, as an acceptable supplementary support body in relation to such activities.

Any potential applicant should firstly verify that their proposal is within an identified Clár area. Please see map attached, with an attached list of D.E.D’s.

Application Process Measure 3:

Documentation should provide a clear evidence base for the assistance being requested and should be submitted directly to the Department at [email protected], by the 30th of April and on the attached application form.

Any queries in relation to this scheme should be submitted to the Department via [email protected] also. 

The Closing Date for applications is 30th April 2018