The Tillage Capital Investment Scheme provides financial support to farmers to help them achieve improved competitiveness, increased efficiency, growth and environmental benefits.
How to qualify
The scheme is open to farmers who have a minimum of 15 hectares of eligible crops in the year of application or preceding year.
Specific types of equipment and upgrades in a number of categories are eligible for grant aid including the following:
grain store improvements
rain water harvesting
GPS machinery control
minimum disturbance tillage equipment
wheel changing equipment
grain treatment equipment
harvesting, spreading and pesticide equipment
Only fixed investments constructed, erected or installed on the farm are eligible for grant aid. You must also meet the scheme’s requirements on tax clearance, planning permission and training. Funding for the scheme is limited and all applications are subject to the operation of selection criteria. See the conditions of the scheme and the selection criteria marking sheet at the bottom of this page.
Rates of payment
Grant aid is paid at the rate of 40% up to a maximum of €80,000 per holding. Multiple applications per tranche are allowed however the minimum amount of investment which is eligible for approval under this scheme is €2,000 per application.
Applicants who receive approval to proceed with investment works at the maximum ceiling of €80,000 under this scheme are not eligible to apply for grants under any other TAMS II scheme with the exception of the Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS) Equipment Scheme
In the case of an application by two or more eligible partners, the maximum increases to €160,000.
Applications must be submitted online through agfood.ie
. If your login or password are expired and need to be renewed please contact the Department’s helpdesk at 076 1064424.
Read the conditions of the scheme:
Tillage Capital Investment Scheme conditions
Terms and conditions for the Tillage Capital Investment Scheme.