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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 06 December 2019

2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 120,454
Number of eligible farmers 122,415
Total payments €1.142 billion      
2019 Young Farmers* €17.3 million
2019 National Reserve* €1.9 million

*these payments are included in total  payments figure

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 24,584
Payment applications submitted 12,703  
Total payments 11,774 
Amount of total payments: €170.942m + €11.513m Transitional Spend Total: €182.455m


Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) 2018

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2018   €43.3 million
Number of Farmers 23,712


Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP)

Total payments €15,306,280m
Number of farmers paid 16,424


2019 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)

Total payments €195.85 million 
Number of farmers paid 92,016


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

Combined 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Payments made to eligible applicants: €589.1m
GLAS 2019 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €151.5m
No of active GLAS participants paid 2019 Advance: 42,679 (87.8%)
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at: €11.68m          


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.6m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.87m
Number of farmers 1,575 received 2017 Payment
Total payments OFS 2018 €8.20m
Number of farmers 1,484 received 2018 Payment
Total payments OFS 2019:  €6.1m
Number of farmers:  1,294 received 2019 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) 2019

Total Payments €14.9 million
Number of Farmers 18,489


Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 2

Total Payments to Farmers €11.481 million
Number of Farmers paid 18,402
Total payments to facilitators €7.692 million

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 3

Total Payments to Farmers €10.675 million
Number of Farmers paid 16,794
Total payments to facilitators €1.51m


Protein Aid Scheme 2018  

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