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National Reserve

Income support to people setting up a farm

Provides financial assistance to young farmers establishing themselves in the agricultural sector.

Who is it for?

  • Farmers aged 40 or under who have set up a holding within the previous 5 years, or farmers of any age who have set up a holding within the last 3 year’s. 
  • Applicants must also have successfully completed a recognised course of education in agriculture giving rise  to an award at Level 6 or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications.

What do you get?

An allocation of payment entitlements at the national average entitlement value on eligible land on which they hold no entitlements;  and/or a top up to the national average entitlement value on existing entitlements held by them where such entitlements are below the national average value, subject to a maximum allocation of 50 payment entitlements.

What can it be used for?

Income Support for people who are setting up a farm.

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