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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 16 August 2019

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 123,412
Number of eligible farmers 123,498
Total payments €1.178 billion*

*This figure includes Young Farmer Scheme payment of €19.8 million** and a National Reserve Figure of €3 million approx. 

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 22,040
Payment applications submitted 11,047
Total payments 10,141             
Amount of total payments: €149.17m + €11.5m Transitional Total: €160.67m


Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) 2018

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2018   €42.93 million
Number of Farmers 23,918


2018 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)

Total payments  €228.28 million  
Number of farmers paid 95,391


Green, Low-carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)                             

Combined 2015. 2016 and 2017 Payments made to eligible applicants: €383.7m
GLAS 2018 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €203.8m
No of active GLAS participants paid 2018 Advance: 48,182 (99%)
No of active GLAS participants paid 2018 Balance: 47,281 (97.1%)
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at: €11.64m            


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.6m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.86m
Number of farmers 1,573 received 2017 Payment
Total payments OFS 2018 €8.08m
Number of farmers 1,464 received 2018 Payment

Note:  2016 Payments refer to payments made in 2016 and 2017 in respect of 2016 scheme year.  While the total expenditure in respect of 2016 have increased, there is no increase in the total number of farmers paid, as the additional 2016 payments refer to balancing payments                                                    

Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS) 2018

Total Payments €17.32 million
Number of Farmers 18,881

“Reduction in amount paid reflective of penalties incurred under the Scheme”  

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 2

Total Payments to Farmers €11.409 million
Number of Farmers paid 18,267
Total payments to facilitators €7.485 million


Protein Aid Scheme 2018  

Total Payments to Farmers €2.84 million
Number of Farmers paid 681