An independent TD has reminded the horticultural sector to submit applications to the Horticulture Exceptional Payment Scheme (HEPS) before the deadline this week.
The scheme provides a once-off payment to growers in the horticulture subsectors most affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Applications to the scheme can be made until midnight on Friday, June 17, 2022.
“HEPS is designed to ensure the short-term security and thus the long-term viability of these sectors,” independent TD for Wexford, Verona Murphy, said.
“The subsectors most at risk are supported under the scheme, including commercial growers in the glasshouse high-wire crops, field vegetable, mushroom, and apple sectors,” she added.
A total fund of €2.8 million is available for the scheme.
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