CLÁR Funding for Waterford – Closes 5th & 19th of June

The CLÁR programme provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas of Waterford that have experienced significant levels of population decline.

Please note this does not cover all of Waterford – See Map 

The programme is divided into three measures, which cover the different initiatives supported by the scheme.

Measure 1 of the 2024 initiative, grants from €5,000 to €50,000 are being provided to support the development of community and sports facilities, youth clubs, playgrounds, sensory gardens, walking tracks and much more. NB: Measure 1 is administered by Local Authorities in consultation with local communities and applications will only be accepted directly from Local Authorities. SEE HERE

Measure 2 supports voluntary groups that provide free transport to people receiving cancer care and other treatment as well as Community First Response Support and Search and Rescue organisations. This year organisations providing a meals on wheels service are eligible to apply. The measure comes with maximum grants of €50,000 for a car and €100,000 for a bus.

Measure 3 is designed to support offshore island communities, with maximum grants of €120,000 available for community transport projects and up to €50,000 available for amenities projects.

Measure 2 and Measure 3 are administered directly by the Department of Rural and Community Development and applications are being accepted via email to

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