TAMS II: Deadline extension for young farmer grants

The online system for preparing applications for the €120m Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme went live last week.

The scheme has been highly anticipated by young farmers with grant aid of 60% available for eligible investments.

The Department of Agriculture had planned to open the scheme to applications some three weeks ago on May 28 however due a number of important schemes coming to a close at that time the website did not go live until this week.

With this being the case the Department have extended the closing date for receipt of applications under the scheme by two weeks to September 18.

Annoucing that the website had opened to applications this week the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney stressed that this is just the first tranche of applications under TAMS.

He said these tranches will be organised regularly.”It is important for farmers to remember that, particularly when they need time to organise planning-permission for any new construction,” he said.

Further announcements are expected to follow shortly on the other TAMS Schemes.

A total of €395m has been made available for TAMS II over the course of the RDP period. The remaining schemes are being launched over the next few months and include:

  • Dairy Equipment Scheme
  • Low-Emission Slurry Spreading Equipment Scheme
  • Organic Capital Investment Scheme
  • Organic Farming Scheme
  • Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme
  • Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme.