How to apply for IPARD funding for your farm, food processing or rural business development

To get funding under IPARD, an application needs to be sent to the national IPARD agency.

Before applying, consult the national IPARD programmes which highlight the kind of investments that can be supported under the different measures and the criteria you need to meet to be eligible. It also includes the maximum amount that can be granted and how much funding needs to come from private sources. It is also important to check and follow the timetable of the calls for projects in your country

Project applications are assessed by the national IPARD agencies. Criteria for this assessment are given in each IPARD programme. The Agency will also check that the funding request for your investment is reasonable and will plan a visit to evaluate your project proposal.

If this assessment is positive the Agency will contact you to sign the contract for grant. This contract will detail your rights and obligations. You can then start implementing your investment project.

When you complete the project or a clear stage of your project, you can request the payment of the grant from the IPARD Agency. The agency will check that your investment is made in line with the contract and will transfer the amount to your bank account.

The European Commission transfers IPARD funding to the national accounts to reimburse the grants paid by the national IPARD Agencies.

National IPARD programmes and contacts

Albania

Measure 1: "Investments in physical assets of agricultural holdings", Measure 3 "Investments in physical assets concerning processing and marketing of agricultural and fishery products"; Measure 7 "Farm diversification and business development" are currently operational in Albania.

The national IPARD programme in force and the related information is here: http://www.bujqesia.gov.al/

For details of application process, please contact the IPARD Agency at http://azhbr.gov.al/

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Measure 1: "Investments in physical assets of agricultural holdings", Measure 3 "Investments in physical assets concerning processing and marketing of agricultural and fishery products"; Measure 7 "Farm diversification and business development" and Measure 9 "Technical assistance" are currently operational in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The national IPARD programme in force and the related information is here: http://ipard.gov.mk

For details of the application process, please contact the IPARD Agency at: http://www.ipardpa.gov.mk

Montenegro

Measure 1: "Investments in physical assets of agricultural holdings" and Measure 3 "Investments in physical assets concerning processing and marketing of agricultural and fishery products" are currently operational in Montenegro

You can see the details of the national IPARD programme in force and the related information

http://www.ipard.gov.me

For details of the application process, please contact the IPARD Agency at: http://www.ipard.gov.me

Serbia

Measure 1: "Investments in physical assets of agricultural holdings" and Measure 3 "Investments in physical assets concerning processing and marketing of agricultural and fishery products" are currently operational in Serbia.

You can see the details of the national IPARD programme in force and the related information

http://www.minpolj.gov.rs/ipard-program-2014-2020/

For details of the application process, please contact the IPARD Agency at:

http://uap.gov.rs/ipard-ii-programme-in-serbia/

Turkey

The following measures are currently operational: Measure 1: "Investments in physical assets of agricultural holdings", Measure 3 "Investments in physical assets concerning processing and marketing of agricultural and fishery products"; Measure 4 ‘Agri-environment Agri-environment-climate and organic farming (pilot on soil erosion)Measure 7 "Farm diversification and business development",  and Measure 9 "Technical assistance".

The national IPARD programme in force and the related information including LEADER and the National Network for Rural Development on the website: www.ipard.gov.tr

For details of application process, please contact the IPARD Agency at www.tkdk.gov.tr

European Commission

The Unit responsible for the IPARD programmes is the Pre-accession assistance unit in Directorate E Rural Development in the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Commission. You can contact us at: AGRI_E5@ec.europa.eu

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Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on January 25, 2019
Modified on January 25, 2019