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  • 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
  • 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
  • The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) provides financial assistance for projects that will:

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Priority will be given to projects which require investment levels above £400,000 (the upper limit of the existing District Heating Loan Scheme)
    Sector of Activity:
    Ocean renewable energy
    Research & innovation
  • 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