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  • 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
  • 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
  • Aquaculture, processing and marketing

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • innovation in aquaculture
    • productive investments in aquaculture
    • investments in aquaculture
    • management, relief and advisory services for aquaculture farms

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Marine aquaculture
  • Renewable Energy Investment Fund

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SFI ERC Development Programme

    This programme is designed to encourage excellent but recently unsuccessful ERC applicants to resubmit to the ERC. To increase Irish success in future ERC calls. To improve the success rate of Irish-based applicants who resubmit to the ERC.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    SFI ERC Development Programme grants will be up to 50% of the original ERC proposal, or €500,000, whichever is lower, for a maximum of 24 months
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • Market Access Grant

    This grant is designed to assist clients to develop viable marketing strategies in target markets.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding is 50% of eligible expenditure up to a maximum grant of €150,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    SMEs
  • Internationalisation Grant

    This grant instrument is primarily designed to support the costs of undertaking new market research and cannot directly support sales activity. 

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for an Internationalisation Grant is 50% of eligible expenditures up to a maximum grant of €35,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    SMEs

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