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CLÁR Funding 2017



The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht, Affairs, (DAHRRGA) has recently announced a new round of funding under the 2017 CLAR Scheme which provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects for the benefit of communities in CLAR areas. 


€5 million in total for 2017 has been allocated to this Scheme, of which up to €4.25 million is nationally available 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

Measure 3 Targeted Community Infrastructure Needs


Full CLÁR Funding 2017 details and application forms are available by clicking the relevant measure above.   


Completed applications and queries should be e-mailed to


Closing deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm 26thApril 2017


Measure 4 First Response Support


The additional allocation of €0.75million under the CLÁR programme is for the First Response Support Measure. This measure will be operated directly by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional and Rural Affairs and is open to established organisations/groups that operate entirely on a voluntary basis, and are involved in emergency rescue/first response efforts.


Documentation for Measure 4 should be submitted directly to the Department at, by the 5th of May 2017. 


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