Processing and Marketing Grant (PMG) Scheme (2007 – 2013) scheme has expired and is currently being replaced by a new scheme called the Agri-food Processing Investment (AfPIS) Scheme (2014 – 2020).
The EU Agricultural and Forestry Processing and Marketing Grant (PMG) Scheme was a valuable source of support to the Agri-food processing sector and the wider economy of Northern Ireland.
Approval from EU expected in Spring/Summer 2015 Overall Budget – up to £27 million capital (Dependent on budget availability / project uptake).
It is expected that funding will be at 40% of eligible project cost.
The raw materials taken in for processing must be at least 90% primary agricultural products covered by Annex 1 to the Treaty of Rome, or forestry products i.e.beef to beef burgers
Small, medium and intermediate sized enterprises involved in processing and marketing of food
Financial support is available towards eligible capital costs such as technical costs i.e. planning application work, architectural drawings and the purchase of equipment. Projects must have a minimum level of investment – £15,000
Technical costs i.e. planning consultancy, planning application work and building control submissions
Architectural & Building Control drawings
The cost of erecting new buildings
Refurbishing old buildings
Installing new equipment
Marketing costs of product
The cost of a business plan prepared by a third party
Directly related technical costs
Milk and Milk Products
Horticulture (inc. flowers, fruit and vegetables)
O’Neill Orchard Farm project @ Summerisland Road, Loughgall