The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie Mc Conalogue TD today (Wednesday 3 February) opened the first call for applications under the government’s €100m scheme for the Agri-food sector.

The Scheme agreed by Government at the end of 2020, has been established in recognition of the sector’s unique exposure to the impact of Brexit. Up to €70m is available under the first call, which is being administered by Enterprise Ireland. It is open to large, medium or small enterprises, engaged in the processing and marketing of primary meat and dairy products to apply.

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD said:

“The trade deal agreed with the UK last December mitigated against a doomsday scenario for the Agri-food sector, however there is no doubt that Brexit will still have a significant impact. This Fund, which will put €100m investment into helping the sector adapt, diversify and innovate, is one of the ways we are helping the sector respond.

Read full press release here.