The CLÁR programme (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) provides funding for small-scale infrastructural projects in rural areas.
CLÁR aims to support sustainable development in identified areas by attracting people to live and work there. The funding works in conjunction with local funding and on the basis of locally identified priorities.
The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It is delivered by local authorities in consultation with groups in local communities.
The 2018 CLÁR programme has funding provided under these measures:
support for schools/community safety measures
first response support measures
support for mobility and cancer care transport
On 10 August 2018, Minister Ring launched a further CLÁR measure to recognise the role of volunteer organisations in the provision of vital services. These services include providing transport to and from medical support services for those with significant mobility issues, and to and from designated cancer treatment hospitals and centres under the National Cancer Control Programme.