A clause usually has a subject and a verb. For example, in this sentence,

"Joe loves baseball".

"Joe" is the subject, "loves" is the verb.

How about "there is"?

There's someone on the phone for you.

Is "there" the subject here? If yes, is "there" a noun or something else?

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In your sentence, "there" is a dummy pronoun used as the subject of the sentence. It has no meaning in itself. See this link:

Thoughtco "Existential Sentence"

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