European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) - Food Processing (Free)

What is the grant available for?

Priority will be given to projects that:

  •  Significantly improve growth and productivity
  •  Access New Markets
  •  Develop high-value agri-food sectors – particularly fresh produce &/or poultry
  •  Create new higher skilled jobs above current average skill within the applicant business
  •  Adopt new technologies bringing new products to the market, leading to improved skills

Eligibility Criteria

These grants are for food and drink businesses that process agricultural and

horticultural products.  Examples include meat, milk, grain and root vegetables. Fisheries projects are not eligible.

If your business is linked to other businesses, this might mean you exceed the business size requirements and the funding limits.


Grant amounts available

Grants of 60k and above are available with no maximum limit

How to Apply

Applicant handbooks and application forms are available on the website below. It is essential that applicants read through the handbook prior to completing the application.


Contact: Rural Payments Helpline: 03000 200 301 or . Completed EOI’s should be e-mailed to:

Contact Information:

Rural Payments Helpline

Telephone numbers:
03000 200 301