Fleet Safety Scheme

Apply for grant funding to help improve the safety of your fishing vessels.

This scheme is intended to further improve the overall safety standards onboard Irish Fishing Vessels. The Scheme provides grant aid of up to 40% for the purchase and installation of safety items including statutory lifesaving, fire-fighting, navigation and communication equipment.

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

Owners of Registered Irish fishing vessels of all sizes may apply for the Fleet Safety Scheme grant.

What is Funded What is Funded

Both the purchase and installation of safety equipment may be funded by the scheme. The full list of items covered are listed on the application form; these include things such as:

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

The grant provides funding over a three year period for up to 40% of the amount claimed on boats over 12 meters and 60% for boats under 12 meters. The maximum amount that you can receive depends on the size of your boat. In addition maximum eligible costs apply for each individual item:


For full grant criteria please read the application form

How to Apply How to Apply


Option A: Download the Application Form

Fleet Safety Scheme Application Form


Send the completed application:

  • by post to: Investment Services, BIM,  Crofton Rd., Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  • or by email your application to sinead.howard@bim.ie

Option B: Electronic Application

Apply online on Grant Electronics Management System 

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


For more information contact

Investment Services Executive

Sinead Howard