The Producer Organisation Scheme is established under Union Priority 5 (Marketing and Processing) of Ireland’s Operational Programme under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014 – 2020, co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Commission.
Part A: Formation of new Producer Organisation
Who is Eligible
This scheme provides supports to groups of fisheries or aquaculture producers working to achieve recognition as a Producer Organisation. This is a non-competitive intervention. An application will be assessed based on evidence of the bona-fides of the proposal, together with details of the applicants. Support under this section will be available up to the point of formal decision by the competent authority on an application for recognition and will not be dependent on a successful application.
What is Funded
Third party professional advice and consultancy services (eg legal, accounting and marketing) in relation to formation and operation of a Producer Organisation.
Dissemination of information (website development, printing, postage, graphics, etc)
Information Technology (computer hardware and software, landline telephones)
Networking and Organisation (catering, room hire, equipment rental)
Purchase of non-IT equipment and office furniture
Please refer to application claim forms for full details and grant aid rates available.
How to Apply - Electronic Application
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Apply online through BIM – Grant Electronics Management System (GEMS)
Click here to download the Getting Started with the BIM online Grant system guide.
Part B: Supports Producer Organisations for the preparation and implementation of Production and Marketing Plans
PART B is now closed
Production and Marketing Plans (PMP) provide for a range of actions which you, the Producer Organisations, propose to implement.
On approval of the PMP by the competent authority, in addition to the Annual Report for the year concerned, expenditure related to the implementation of identified measures in the PMP is eligible for support.
Who is Eligible
Producer Organisations (POs) that are:
established pursuant to REGULATION (EU) No 1379/2013 on the common organisation of the
markets in fishery and aquaculture products, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1184/2006 and (EC)
No 1224/2009 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000
recognised by the competent authority.
What is Funded
Preparation of Production and Marketing Plans and Annual Report
Administrative implementation of Production and Marketing Plans
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