The third tranche of Tier 1 of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) in Northern Ireland opened for applications on 2 November 2020 and will close on Friday 4 December at 4pm. A total of £7.5m (€8.43m) has been allocated for the tranche, which is targeted at supporting smaller-scale investments that will improve the sustainability of farm businesses.

The two previous tranches recorded grant aid of £14.4m (€16.18m) paid to over 3,000 farmers. The maximum level of investment is £30,000 (€33,707), with all eligible items listed on the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) website at The booklet available at this link also lists the reference cost set for the item and the level of grant aid available on it.