The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has introduced a brief extension to the Horticulture Exceptional Payment Scheme (HEPS). The Scheme will now shut at midnight on Friday 24 June, 2022. It had been due to shut at midnight this Friday 17 June.
HEPS which opened earlier this month, will present assist in the type of a once-off fee to growers in the critically essential Irish horticulture sector.
The subsectors at most threat and included beneath this Scheme embody business growers in the glasshouse high-wire crops, subject vegetable, mushroom and apple sectors. It is designed to guarantee the short-term safety and thus the long-term viability of these sectors.
The assist measure which is price €2.8 million is funded from Ireland’s allocation for distinctive adjustment assist to producers in agricultural sectors which have been impacted by Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine, as introduced by the European Commission on 23 March.
Applicants are reminded to familiarise themselves with the Scheme Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions which reply the most typical queries which can be found on the division’s web site. Completed Application varieties and supporting documentation needs to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Friday, 24 June 2022.
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