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  • Inshore Fisheries Conservation Scheme – V-Notching Support

    Apply for grant funding to further improve the sustainability of Ireland’s lobster stocks.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Two levels of grant aid will be offered to individual or group applications for: Solely vessels 12m or less and using non-towed gear • Individual applications – 70% • Group applications – 75% In certain circumstances, agreed in advance with the managing authority, these rates may be increased to a maximum of 80%. Vessels greater than 12m and less than 15m • Individual applications – 50% • Group applications – 60%
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Scheme

    Apply for support for projects that promote the sustainable growth of output, value and employment in the aquaculture sector

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Project Type 1: Organic Aquaculture A maximum of €10,000 or 50% (30% for non-SMEs) of eligible expenditure, whichever is the lesser, per project per year. Projects Type 2: Biotoxin Harvesting Suspension A maximum of €100,000 or 50% (30% for non-SMEs) of eligible losses, whichever is the lesser, per beneficiary, subject to the maximum total aid to all farmers of €500,000 per year. Individual benefi ciaries will be limited to one aid payment over the period of the Programme. Projects Type 3: Capacity Building 1) New Aquaculture Farmers – Maximum Support Rate 50%, Maximum Support amount €500,000 2) SME Aquaculture Enterprises – Maximum Support Rate 40% Maximum Support amount €500,000 3) Non-SME Aquaculture Enterprises – Maximum Support Rate 30% Maximum Support amount €500,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
    Research & innovation
  • Knowledge Gateway Scheme

    Apply for funding for projects that promote knowledge, innovation and technology in the aquaculture sector.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Maximum support rates: 1. Industry Projects Maximum support rate 50% Maximum Support amount €200,000 2. Collective Projects Maximum support rate 75% Maximum Support amount €200,000 3. Public Projects Maximum support rate 100% Maximum Support amount €300,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
    Research & innovation
  • Investments to shore based facilities

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • innovation in fisheries
    • improving the value of your fishery products, improving the quality of your fishery products, or how to use unwanted catches

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
    Protection of habitats
    Traceability and security of goods supply chains
  • Marine environment and inland fishing

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • innovation in fisheries
    • conservation measures and regional cooperation
    • innovation linked to the conservation of marine biological resources
    • protection and restoration of marine biodiversity

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
  • Fishing gear & energy efficiency

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • investments in equipment or on board aimed at reducing the emission of pollutants of greenhouses gases and increasing energy efficiency
    • new fishing gear contributing to energy efficiency

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Environmental monitoring
    Ocean renewable energy
  • Investments on board fishing vessels

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • diversification of income
    • improving health and safety
    • start-up support for young fishermen

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Environmental monitoring
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
    Protection of habitats
  • Scottish Venture Fund

    The Scottish Venture Fund invests in companies from start ups, early-stage to expanding businesses seeking funding to develop products and/or markets.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    This fund can invest alongside private sector investors on equal terms, up to a maximum of 50% of the total funding package on a commercial basis. Provision from £10,000 up to £2 million, as part of a total deal size ranging from £20,000 to £10 million.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Support to SME
  • Fund R&D projects and feasibility studies

    SMART: SCOTLAND provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant helps you undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Feasibility studies must last between 6 and 18 months, and the maximum grant is £100,000 R&D projects must last between 6 and 36 months, and the maximum grant is £600,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation

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