Brexit Fish Processor Transition Scheme

This temporary aid scheme aims to facilitate and underpin the short-term orderly transition of the processing sector post-Brexit through provision of transition funding and training.

Who is Eligible Who is Eligible

This scheme will support seafood processing plant enterprises with an approvals number issued by the SFPA – Processing Plant (PP) or Fresh Fishery Products Plant (FFPP). To be eligible for funding, beneficiaries must be able to show a 15% or more reduction in turnover (in 2021 compared to their average turnover for 2018-2020) as a direct result of Brexit, and show that at least 55% of purchases of seafood by value made during the reference year came from an Irish port or from a UK port.

Amounts Granted Amounts Granted

The payments for eligible beneficiaries will be calculated by applying a rate of 35% to the first €500,000 losses, and of 20% to the balance of losses up to a cap of €300,000 per processor.

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.

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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


Questions and Answers

Where the financial year does not coincide with the calendar year, can turnover data be supplied for financial year?

The qualifying periods for this scheme are 2018-2020 and 1st January 2021 – 31st December 2021.

  • Applicants are now permitted to submit the appropriate turnover for 2018-2020 EITHER for calendar years OR for financial years.
  • The comparative year of 2021 must be based on turnover in the calendar year in all cases i.e. January to December 2021.

If your financial year end is December, this clarification does not impact you. If, however, your financial year end is any other month you can now choose whether to provide turnover figures for 2018-2020 based on calendar year or financial year. When using financial year you need to use those three years which immediately preceded the reduction in turnover in 2021.


Your financial year ends in March, and you wish to apply on this basis.

Your turnover must be provided for the financial years ending March 2018, March 2019 and March 2020, and for the calendar year 2021.

Can a list of TCA quota stocks be provided?

Please find the list attached for download.

If an applicant has more than one SFPA number, must all numbers be provided?

Any one number with an Activity Code of either PP or FFPP will suffice to pass that eligibility check. However please note that the turnover figures supplied must relate to the whole enterprise and not just to one plant.

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