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Covid-19 Support Schemes for farmers

Some great news for local farmers as Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots MLA annouces the opening of a £21.4m Covid-19 Support Scheme.

This is the most comprehensive and extensive package in the UK and EU and we are delighted for our clients who fall into this category, well deserved support for our local farming community!

Who is Eligible?

Farm businesses in the dairy, beef and sheep sectors will be able to apply for the support package by completing a short application which has been available on DAERA online services since Monday 7th September and will remain online until Wednesday 23rd September 2020, a short window so if you are eligible get online as soon as you can.

Eligible farm businesses will receive payments if they are the qualifying keeper of eligible animals presented for slaughter and or sold milk during the qualifying periods.

Click here to access the Application Form.

If you have any issues with logging in and or completing the form, please phone either on 0300 300 7868 or Government Gateway on 0300 200 7848.

Full details of this scheme are available here.

As always if you have any questions we would be glad to assist you in any way possible, simply email us at

Keep Safe

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