What the Equine Breeding Training and Support Scheme 2020 is
The training and education programme of the Equine Technical Support and Equine Breeding Scheme 2020 provides financial support for projects in both the thoroughbred and non-thoroughbred sectors.
For the thoroughbred sector, support is provided for the training of jockeys and for seminars and conferences. For the non-thoroughbred sector grant aid is available for training, seminars, and conferences.
How to qualify
Projects providing knowledge transfer and information must be carried out by qualified people who have sufficient technical capacity to implement the proposed project. All projects must demonstrate their compatibility to the Sport Horse strategy - Reaching New Heights
- to be considered eligible for grant aid.
You must provide acceptable documentation as proof of spending and comply with all legal, tax registration, and employment regulations. To get payments over €10,000, you must provide current tax clearance certificates.
Funding claims must include a report setting out the achievements of the project. A summary of the training courses' evaluation and review forms should be included and be available for inspection where required. Evidence of activity at promotional and marketing events should be provided.
Applications for the scheme are evaluated using set criteria
. The funding for the scheme is limited and applications are accepted subject to the maximum overall budget available each year. All projects proposed must be capable of being fully completed within the scheme year.
Rates of payment
Aid is granted to cover up to 100% of eligible costs for education and training. On approval, projects are notified about the maximum grant payable to the organisation for the specific project in the year concerned. Projects can later be amended subject to department approval but it must remain within the maximum limit granted.
All applications should arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 21 February 2020 to:
Livestock Breeding Production and Trade Division
Government Buildings, Farnham Street
, H12 D459
Applications along with the necessary documentation will be accepted by email format by the closing date however a hard-signed copy of the application form and supplementary supporting documentation must be received within 3 working days.