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Women Farmer Capital Investment Scheme

The WFCIS is a scheme that provides an incentive to women farmers to upgrade their agricultural buildings and equipment by providing them with an increased level of support to meet the considerable capital costs associated with the establishment of their enterprises. It also promotes gender equality, employment, growth, generational renewal, social inclusion and local development in rural areas by supporting the participation of women in farming.

To be eligible for the WFCIS, women farmers must meet the following criteria:

  • 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 60% of the eligible costs for each investment item, subject to a maximum grant amount per tranche. The maximum grant amount is €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.

To apply for the WFCIS, women 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

For more information see: https://www.gov.ie/en/service/14a7b-women-farmer-capital-investment-scheme/

 

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