CLAR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population.
The CLÁR 2023 programme will be delivered through 3 separate Measures as follows:
Measure 1. Developing Community Facilities & Amenities
Measure 2. Mobility, Cancer Care and Community First Responders Transport
Measure 3. ‘Our Islands’
Measure 1 is administered through Kilkenny County Council, and can be applied for by Kilkenny County Council in conjunction with groups in Local Communities. Measure 2 and Measure 3 is being administered through the Department of Rural & Community Development.
Kilkenny County Council is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the CLÁR 2023 funding scheme from Community Groups. Measure 1 will support a variety of capital interventions that contribute to the enhancement of existing, and/or the development of new, accessible Community Recreation Facilities. The list below provides an indication of the types of interventions that may be supported, but is not exhaustive:-
- Multi-Use Gaming Areas MUGAs)/Astro-Turf Facilities
- Skateboard Parks/Cycling Tracks
- Handball Alleys
- Tennis Courts
- Basketball Courts
- Community Gyms
- Community Cinemas
- Sensory Gardens
- Community Gardens
- Outdoor Bowling areas
- Walking/Running Tracks
- Outdoor Toilet Facilities
- Car Parking
- Public Lighting
For more information, see the below links:
CLAR 2022 Map of Eligible Areas highlighted in blue
Application Forms and further particulars may be downloaded from www.kilkennycoco.ie or Cora Nolan, Community Section, Johns Green, Tel: 056-7794931.
Completed applications are to be sent to Kilkenny County Council’s Community Department, John’s Green House, Kilkenny by 4pm, 24th May, 2023.
All intended applicants should make contact with Catherine Byrne-Murphy 056-7794115, prior to the submission of their applications.