The closing date for the (HEPS) Horticulture Exceptional Payment Scheme has been extended by a week, the Department of Agriculture, announced.
The scheme was set to close at midnight Friday June 17th, but will instead close at midnight on Friday, June 24, 2022.
There is €600,000 available for mushroom growers who meet criteria.
Eligible applicants must have an annual turnover of €50,000 or more; must also either be a certified member of the Bord Bia Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme (SHAS) or equivalent alternative scheme.
Alternatively, they must be a certified organic horticulture producer or provide documentary proof that they have used environmental and climate-friendly production methods.