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Basic Payment Scheme/Greening/Areas of Natural Constraints

Applications for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) must be made online via by midnight Friday 15 May.

Read our step-by-step guide on how to complete the online application.

In the run up to the deadline, our Lo-call telephone helpdesk service - 0761 06 44 20 - will be available to farmers for extended hours as follows:

  • On Saturday 9 May from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
  • Between 9.15 am and 9.00 pm from Monday 11 May to Thursday 14 May
  • Between 9.15 am and 12 midnight on Friday 15 May

For assistance on registering for as a first step in making an online application, farmers can contact the AgFood Registration Helpdesk on 0761 064424. They can also contact this phone number should they require assistance to register an agricultural consultant or Teagasc adviser to apply on their behalf.

For assistance on completing applications online, farmers can contact the Direct Payments Helpdesk on 0761 064420

2020 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme