Interim Payments Announced for ACRES Tranche 1 Participants

Feb 19, 2024 | Climate Change, Farm Viability, Green Architecture

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has announced that an interim payment will be made to participants in Tranche 1 of the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) who have not yet received their advance payments.

The Minister said: “Following the commencement of advance payments to ACRES General participants last December, work has continued on the processing of further ACRES General advance payments, and on the preparation of payments to ACRES Co-operation participants. Every effort continues to be made to ensure that all of these payments can be issued as quickly as possible.

Farmers have been assured that the payments are a priority but more time will be needed to complete this work. It is for this reason that the Minister announced that an interim, nationally-funded, payment will be made to those farmers affected in both ACRES General and Co-operation. It is intended that the interim payments will be made by the end of February.”

The interim payments will be made at the rate of €4,000 for participants in ACRES general and €5,000 for those in ACRES Co-operation Project.”

The final ACRES payments will take into account the interim payments already made to the relevant participants and will be issued in June for ACRES Tranche 1 participants.

More information on ACRES payments can be found here.

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