Grants

Co. Down milk producer calls for improved farm support measures

Co. Down milk producer calls for improved farm support measures

Co. Down dairy farmer Cavan Johnston is calling for the Stormont Executive to provide improved levels of support for young...

March 8, 2021

Lyons announces £1 million micro food business scheme

Lyons announces £1 million micro food business scheme

A £1 million capital grant scheme to help existing micro food and drink manufacturing businesses to upscale production to secure...

February 15, 2021

€10 million of July stimulus package ‘earmarked for on-farm renewable energy’

€10 million of July stimulus package ‘earmarked for on-farm renewable energy’

The inclusion of a €10 million allocation to support on-farm renewable energy investments in the July Stimulus Package has been...

July 24, 2020

Student farmer denied education grant in error – Ombudsman

Student farmer denied education grant in error – Ombudsman

A student farmer from Co. Clare was awarded her correct grant rate, with an additional payment of almost €2,900, after...

May 20, 2020

€4.5 million allocated under Community Enhancement Programme

€4.5 million allocated under Community Enhancement Programme

2,106 community initiatives around the country have been allocated a total of €4,524,124 under the Community Enhancement Programme, Minister for...

January 3, 2020

Crop production research grants worth €856,000 awarded

Crop production research grants worth €856,000 awarded

Award grants of over €856,000 for Irish researchers collaborating in four transnational projects arising from the first competitive call under...

April 8, 2019

10 days before Dairy Farm Grant application deadline

10 days before Dairy Farm Grant application deadline

Farmers interested in applying for the 2019 Dairy Farm Grant have 10 days to do so before the submission deadline...

March 19, 2019

Farmers ‘worried’ about level of foreign forestry investment

Farmers ‘worried’ about level of foreign forestry investment

Farmers in Co. Leitrim have expressed worry over the level of afforestation in recent years, particularly by non-farmers and foreign...

September 26, 2018

Domestic PV solar grant scheme announced

Domestic PV solar grant scheme announced

A new micro generation scheme to support domestic customers who install solar photovoltaic (solar PV) panels on their homes has...

July 31, 2018

Farm contractors should have access to bespoke grants

Farm contractors should have access to bespoke grants

Farmers undercutting full-time contractors – using machinery procured with the support of grant aid – is the height of folly....

February 4, 2018

Farmers’ group calls for €100 million for TAMS next year

Farmers’ group calls for €100 million for TAMS next year

The IFA has called on the government to set aside €100 million to cover the cost of the farm improvement...

August 18, 2017

Heritage grants to be issued to GLAS farmer applicants

Heritage grants to be issued to GLAS farmer applicants

A total of 318 applications were received for the 2017 – Tranche II – GLAS grants for farm building repairs,...

May 2, 2017

Tier 2 of £250,000 improvement scheme opens for applications

Tier 2 of £250,000 improvement scheme opens for applications

The window for applications to the second tier of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme in Northern Ireland has opened. The...

December 22, 2016

Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for the Horticulture Investment Aid Scheme

Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for the Horticulture Investment Aid Scheme

The deadline for applications to the 2017 Investment Aid Scheme for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture sector closes tomorrow,...

December 15, 2016

Horticulture farmers can now apply for the 2017 Investment Aid Scheme

Horticulture farmers can now apply for the 2017 Investment Aid Scheme

Applications are now open for the 2017 Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector. The Minister...

November 20, 2016

Up to £250,000 in funding available for farm investments in the North

Up to £250,000 in funding available for farm investments in the North

A £40m capital funding scheme designed to help farmers across Northern Ireland improve their businesses is to open on Monday....

October 28, 2016

A switch from grants to loans could be the future of CAP

A switch from grants to loans could be the future of CAP

The current mechanism of subsidising EU agriculture via grants and schemes could soon become a thing of the past. Speaking...

September 9, 2016

Over 3,000 TAMS II approvals have issued to date

Over 3,000 TAMS II approvals have issued to date

Some 3,064 TAMS II approvals have been issued to farmers to date, the Department of Agriculture has confirmed to Agriland....

August 8, 2016