The CLÁR Scheme 2020 has been launched by the DRCD. This scheme makes provision for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas. It promotes sustainable development and it aims to attract people to live and work in the areas it covers.

CLÁR 2020 has an overall National budget of €5m , and it covers the following Measures : 

  • Measure 1: Schools / Community Safety Measures (expanded for 2020)
  • Measure 2 : Community Recreation Areas (new for 2020)
  • Measure 3 : Community Well-being Supports, comprising: a) meals on wheels and linked services (new for 2020), and b) mobility and cancer care transport.

Measures 1 and 2 are administered through the local authority, and can be applied for by the Local Authority in consultation with groups in local communities. Please contact your local municipal district office to express an interest in any project that you wish to put forward under these measures. See below table of contact details:

Municipal District Address Contact Number Email
Carrigaline Municipal District Officer Floor 5, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork (021) 4276891
Macroom Municipal District Officer Town Hall, The Square, Macroom, Co Cork (026) 41545
Cobh Municipal District Officer Carrig House, Cobh, Co Cork (021) 4811307
East Cork Municipal District Officer Municipal District Office, Midleton Lodge, Midleton, Co Cork (021) 4634580 or (024) 92926
Bandon-Kinsale Municipal District Officer Municipal Hall, St John's Hill, Kinsale, Co Cork (021) 4772154 or  (023) 8841181
Fermoy Municipal District Officer Cork County Council, Town Hall, Fermoy, Co Cork (025) 31155
Kanturk-Mallow Municipal District Officer Municipal District Offices, Mallow, Co Cork (022) 21123
West Cork Municipal District Officer Town Hall, 7 Kent Street, Clonakilty, Co Cork (023) 8833380

Submissions to be sent to the MD Office, on the relevant Expression of interest form ,  in advance of 4pm on Friday 31st July, so that they may be considered . 

Projects under Measures 3a and 3b are to be submitted directly to the Department . Scheme details and application forms are attached for ease of reference. 

CLÁR Areas by DED

Clár map - Cork 2020

Scheme outline measures 1+2

Application form measure 1

Application form measure 2

Scheme outline measure 3(a)

Application form measure 3(a)

Scheme outline measure 3(b)

Application form measure 3(b)