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 here; 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:

How to Apply How to Apply


Electronic Application

Apply online on Grant Electronics Management System 







If you have a question in relation to the electronic application process please contact BIM on 0818 361 800.

For general information on BIM grant schemes contact your Regional Officer.


Please Note:

The deadline for receipt of completed paper application forms is Friday 11th June 2021. BIM will no longer accept completed paper application forms after this date. Please use our online grant system to submit your Fleet Safety Application.


For more information contact

Grant Assistance