Brexit Fisheries Co-operative Transition Scheme

The scheme objective is to provide an additional and final round of liquidity support for Fisheries Co-operatives to cover 2022 losses arising as a direct result of Brexit.

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

This scheme is open to Fisheries Co-operatives, registered with the Registrar of Friendly Societies, whose premises are approved by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority under Regulation (EC) No 853 / 2004, and that are primarily focused on Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) quota stocks and are reliant on the commission earned from landings of their members’ vessels for revenue. For the purposes of this scheme a co-operative is considered to be primarily focused on TCA quota stocks if the total of its members landings is comprised of 75% or more TCA quota stocks.

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

The payments would be calculated by reference to sales information and audited accounts provided by the Co-operatives for 2022 compared to 2019. The payments would be based on 7.5% (i.e., the Co-operative commission taken from landings of the member vessels) of the reduction in fish sales for the Co-operative’s boats for 2022 compared to the same period in 2019, capped at a maximum of €250,000 per beneficiary.

How to Apply How to Apply


Electronic Application

Apply online on Grant Electronics Management System

Warning: This application form is not compatible with mobile devices. For best results please use desktop/laptop when completing this form.

For technical queries in relation to BIM’s Grants Electronic Management System (GEMS) please contact the grants helpdesk using this form



Click here to download the Getting Started with the BIM online Grant system guide.

Watch BIM online grant registration process

Click here to download the official Scheme Implementation Plan

Click here to download the Scheme Description

Click here to download the Guidelines for Applicants

Click here to download the Scheme’s Letter of Offer, with Terms and Conditions

Click here to download a statutory declaration you will be required to complete and upload

Click here to download a template to provide the Co-operative Member Details

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