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Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Details of the re-opening of the Organic Famming Scheme have yet to be announced.

Check Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine webiste for updates and further details.

On-Farm Capital Investment Scheme (OCIS)

A standard rate of aid of 40% on investments up to a ceiling of €80,000 (i.e. can generate a grant of €32,000 from an investment of €80,000).  For qualifying young organic farmers who meet the specific eligibility criteria, the standard rate of aid is 60% on investments up to a ceiling of €80,000.

How to Apply and Closing Date:

Online applications only through www.agfood.ie facility.

Full details and T&C:

Available on Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website

Queries:

DAFM Organic Unit, Johnstown Castle: (053) 91 63400

Scheme of Grant Aid for the Development of the Organic Processing Industry – Off Farm

Grant aid of up to 40% on €1.25 million (i.e. can generate a grant of €500,000 for an investment of €1.25 million) in facilities for the processing, preparation, grading, packing and storage of organic products with minimum level of investment in excess of €3,000.

More Details:

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website

Queries:

DAFM Organic Unit, Johnstown Castle: (053) 91 63400