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  • 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
  • Sustainable Fisheries Scheme

    This scheme is specifically designed to assist all those directly involved or soon to be involved in implementing the landing obligation.  Eligibility is limited to fishermen; organisations of fishermen; fishermen’s co-operatives; and processors.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Seafood Innovation and Business Planning Scheme

    The Seafood Processing Development Measure is intended to drive growth of the Irish Seafood Processing sector through innovation, enhancing scale and competitiveness in industry, and capital investment in new technologies.  This call for proposals will fund the following:

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Blue skills development and funding opportunities in the maritime technology sector

    Erasmus+ features several actions of relevance to Blue Economy sectors, such as strengthening cooperation between industry and education, and promoting adult learning and mobility of students, trainees, volunteers and trainers.

    Geographical coverage: 
    European
    Budget: 
    The 2018 budget is expected to reach EUR 2.7 billion
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Socio-economic science and humanities; Blue Growth; Maritime Technology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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