For Written Answer on : 24/01/2023
Question Number(s): 664 Question Reference(s): 3169/23
Department: Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine if he has estimated the number of applications that will be made for grant support under TAMS 3; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
TAMS provides generous grant rates for a comprehensive range of investment items. The suite of seven measures under TAMS II which closed 16th December 2022 have proved to be very popular with Irish Farmers. Over 53,000 approvals have issued to date with expenditure having reached in excess of €391m to over 32,000 applicants and commitments of an additional €108m made to scheme participants who have yet to draw down those grants.
TAMS is a demand led scheme and TAMS 3 will continue to support farmers from 2023 onwards. There will also be some changes including a resetting of the investment ceiling to €90,000 per holding, increased grant rates for specified investments and a full review of reference costs. The terms and conditions for the schemes and the investment list for grant aided items are currently being finalised and will be published shortly.