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Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme Opens for Online Applications

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, announced today that the online system for preparing applications for the €120m Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme was now open.

The system can be accessed directly through the Department’s website by farmers who are registered for online services via the Department’s Agfood facility.  Alternatively, farmers may opt to use an approved agricultural advisor to prepare applications on their behalf. 

“This is another milestone, and I want to encourage as many Young Farmers as possible to avail of the very extensive list of investment opportunities that are available under this new scheme,” the Minister said.

The new online system is accompanied by detailed information on the Department website, including answers to a series of Frequently Asked Questions, which are there to encourage and assist farmers with their applications,             

A dedicated email address has also been set up to deal with other queries, including those of a more technical nature – these can be sent to

The system is now live and available for the preparation of applications and the facility to submit applications on-line will be available from tomorrow Wednesday 17th June.

The closing date for the current tranche of applications is Friday 18th September.

“This is just the first tranche of applications, however,” the Minister said. “These tranches will be organised regularly and it is important for farmers to remember that, particularly when they need time to organise planning-permission for any new construction.”   

Grant-aid will be available under this Scheme and the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Schemes to assist tillage farmers for the construction of nutrient storage facilities, and storage facilities for other farmyard manures, soiled water, and related facilities, as well as farm-safety investments. The Farm Safety items include the provision of sliding/roller doors.  Tillage farmers will also be able to avail of grant-aid under the Low Emission Slurry Spreading Scheme.  This Scheme provides grant aid for the purchase of new equipment for the spreading of slurry which has distinct environmental advantages.

Further announcements will follow shortly on the other TAMS Schemes. A total of €395m has been made available for TAMS 2 over the course of the RDP period.  The remaining schemes are being launched over the next few months and include:-

  • Dairy Equipment Scheme
  • Low-Emission Slurry Spreading Equipment Scheme
  • Organic Capital Investment Scheme
  • Organic Farming Scheme
  • Pig and Poultry Investment Scheme
  • Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme

View Press Release as a PDF:  DAFMPR 108/2015 (pdf 446Kb) 

Date Released: 16 June 2015