Please note this scheme only applies to customer in Northern Ireland.
The objective of Tier 1 is to improve the sustainability of farms in Northern Ireland. It will provide support for farmers and growers to invest in equipment and machinery that will help realise improvements in efficiency, environmental practice, animal health and welfare, and health and safety, associated with modern farming practices.
Tier 1 is for projects costing from £5,000 - £30,000 (eligible costs) and is primarily aimed at the purchase of off the shelf equipment and machinery.
To find out more about Tier 1 and how to apply click here.
The closing date for Tier 1 is 16th Dec 2016 at 4pm
Some items/areas will be ineligible for grant support through the Capital Scheme, such as:
• like for like replacement or maintenance;
• consumables such as feed, fuel or spray;
• investments relating to non-agricultural animals and
• items that meet existing statutory requirements such as minimum slurry storage.
The Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS)
The Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) is a package of measures aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of the farming sector.
The Capital Scheme has two separate tiers – Tier 1 and Tier 2. The grant rate of funding for both tiers in the Scheme is 40% of eligible costs.
The focus of Tier 2 is on larger scale investment to encourage a step change in the agriculture and horticulture sectors, and to drive transformational investment in future proofed, fit for purpose, modern infrastructure and equipment, guided by a robust business planning process within assisted farms.
Tier 2 is for projects costing from £30,000 - unlimited (with £250,000 maximum grant) and is primarily for construction projects and the purchase of higher value equipment linked to the needs in the farmer’s business plan.
To find out more about Tier 2 and how to apply click here.
The closing date for Tier 2 is 24th Feb at 4pm
Roadshow events for applicant:
There are a series of Roadshow events for potential applicants that are being held throughout November, to highlight the details of the Capital Scheme and answer your questions.
For further details on the roadshows click here.