The wool scheme closes on 12 August at midnight and 3,000 of the 8,600 eligible sheep farmers still haven’t submitted their applications.
Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said: “On 29 July, I announced an additional Covid support scheme for sheep farmers worth £1.2m for those farmers continuing to feel the effects of the downturn in world markets due to the pandemic.
“The wool scheme closes this Thursday 12 August at midnight – so I am calling on anyone eligible to apply immediately to ensure they get their payment. You can do so via a simple online form on the DAERA website.”
Information and help is available on the DAERA website at http://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/topics/grants-and-funding or by calling 0300 200 7848. A member of DAERA staff is available on 0300 200 7848 to help with any queries you may have with the application.