CLÁR Funding 2020

CLÁR Funding 2020

The Department of Rural and Community Development have announced CLÁR 2020 Funding. These support measures  have been tailored to help rural communities to respond to the new COVID-19 environment.

Measure 1:           Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures (Expanded for 2020)

Measure 2:           Community Recreation Areas (New in 2020)

Applications should be submitted to Leitrim County Council by 4pm onWednesday 22nd July 2020.

Measure 3:           Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising:

(a) Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020)

(b )Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

Applications for Measures 3(a) and 3(b) should be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development by 28th August 2020.

 

Leitrim County Council is inviting applications/Expressions of Interest for funding available under the following measures:-

MeasuresMeasure 1Measure 2
For What?

Projects that make school/community facility environs healthier and safer for the children (at schools) and for all users of community facilities.                                           

New: Also, projects to adapt areas around school and community facilities to meet new public health requirements arising from COVID-19.

 

In response to COVID-19, enhancement of existing and/or the development of new accessible Community Recreation Areas where people can socialise outdoors in safe community spaces.
 Consider the examples below for Schools and/or Community facilities except where indicated 
Examples but not limited to:Flashing Amber Safety Lights.Max €7,000 per set

A variety of capital interventions that contribute to the enhancement of existing, and/or the development of new, accessible Community Recreation areas where people can socialise outdoors in safe community spaces. The graphic below provides an indication of the types of interventions that may be supported, but is not exhaustive:

·         Bandstand, amphitheatre, blackboard

·         Outdoor Cinema screen

·         Outdoor Electricity connetion

·         Public toilets & bins, Car and bike parking

·         Outdoor drinking water fountain

·         Associated landscape and path widening

·         Covered seating & picnic benches

·         Covered barbecue areas

·         Exercise class space

·         Handball alley renovation.

 

Child safety signsMax €1,000 per sign
Digital speed safety signs, indicating that cars are entering a particular zone.Max €14,000 per set
Upgrade Road markings on approach roads to facilities.Max €1,000
Pedestrian crossings at schools/community facilities.Max €22,000
Construction and upgrading of access footpathsMax €30,000
Car Parking facilitiesMax €30,000
Provision of Bus Shelters in small towns and villagesMax €25,000
Provision of Public Lighting in small towns and villagesMax €30,000
COVID-19 safety related interventionMax €50,000
Overall max per project if  a number of elements above included in applications for a single locationMax €50,000
How Much?

Minimum application of € 5000 and maximum amounts as above depending on project.

Match funding of 10% must be provided, 5% of which must come from the applicant group. Bridge funding may be required.

Minimum: €5000 up to Maximum of € 50,000

Match funding of 10% must be provided, 5% of which must come from the applicant group. Bridge funding may be required.

Who Can Apply?Schools, Community Groups, Local Development Companies, Local Authorities.Community Groups, Local Development Companies, Local Authorities.
Applications per Local AuthorityUp to 10 applications between measures 1 & 2 selected by evaluation. 
Closing Date (LCC)22nd July 2020 for both Measures 
Notes

Projects must be completed by 31st August 2021

Projects must be ready to go – land ownership/leases/planning permission in place if required.

Operational costs not eligible

Forms

DownloadCLÁR OutlineMeasures 1 & 2

DownloadCLÁR M1Application      

DownloadCLÁR  M 2Application

Applications should be submitted to Leitrim County Council by 4pm onWednesday 22nd July 2020.

Completed  Applications for Measures 1 and 2 to be emailed to raymond.flynn@leitrimcoco.ie or via post to:- Ray Flynn, Leitrim County Council, Economic Development, Summerhaven House, Summerhill, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim as per closing dates printed above.

Ph:  (071) 9620005   Ext. 527   email: raymond.flynn@leitrimcoco.ie

 

Measure 3:               Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising:

(a) Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020)

(b) Mobility and Cancer Care Transport

Applications for Measures 3(a) and 3(b) should be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development by 28th August 2020.

Download Measure Outlines and Apllication Forms below:

 

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