Applications can be made through an agfood account.
The Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Schemes (TAMS 3) provides grants to farmers to build and/or improve a specified range of farm buildings and equipment on their holding.
The Animal Welfare and Nutrient Storage Scheme will facilitate farm modernisation including the provision of animal welfare, improve the working and production conditions on farms, improve competitiveness and contribute to the improvement of agricultural incomes, assist farmers for the storage of animal excreta, soiled water and other farmyard manures and related facilities and assist Equine Farmers in improving animal welfare.
Grant aid will only be paid on approved, completed, and eligible expenditure and shall be paid at the rate of 40% up to the applicable TAMS 3 maximum investment ceiling of €90,000 per holding. In the case of an application by two or more eligible partners in a partnership registered on this Department’s Register of Farm Partnership the maximum eligible investment ceiling shall be increased to €160,000. Multiple applications per tranche are permissible. However, the minimum amount of investment which is eligible for approval under this Scheme is €2,000 per application.
To be eligible for the AWNSS, farmers must meet the following criteria:
- Be tax compliant and have a valid Tax Clearance Certificate
- Carry on a Case I trade or Case II profession (this includes charities and approved sporting bodies that carry on certain activities)
- Be registered with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
- Have a valid herd number or flock number
- Have completed a Farm Safety Code of Practice or equivalent training course
- Have completed a Basic Payment Scheme application for the year of application or the previous year
- Be compliant with the European Union State Aid Temporary Crisis Framework and Transition (TCTF), which sets out overall limits on the financial support that may be claimed by single undertakings.
The value of the grant is equal to 40% of the eligible costs for each investment item, subject to a maximum grant amount per tranche. The maximum grant amount varies depending on the category of the farmer and the scheme applied for. For example, the maximum grant amount for young farmers under the AWNSS is €80,000, while the maximum grant amount for non-young farmers under the same scheme is €40,000.
To apply for the AWNSS, farmers must provide the following documents:
- A copy of their Tax Clearance Certificate
- A copy of their herd number or flock number
- A completed application form and guidance
- A completed bill schedule
- Evidence of completion of a Farm Safety Code of Practice or equivalent training course
- Evidence of completion of a Basic Payment Scheme application for the year of application or the previous year
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