Farm Business Improvement Scheme – Capital: Tier 2 Tranche 2 (FBIS-C Tier 2)

Date published: 01 October 2021

Last updated: 08 October 2021

Information Sessions

Full Application (Stage 2)

Farmers and growers who have submitted an Expression of Interest to FBIS-C Tier 2 are now being invited to attend information and training sessions.

The aim of the sessions, which will be delivered via webinars, is to provide prospective applicants with guidance on how to make an application to the FBIS–C Tier 2 tranche 2.  

We encourage all potential applicants and/or nominated representatives to participate in the live sessions, before making an application to what will be a highly competitive scheme.

However, if you are not able to attend, the sessions will be recorded and you will have the opportunity to watch the webinars afterwards. Links will be made available on this page after each event.

There will be an opportunity to submit questions online during the sessions. If these cannot be addressed during the webinar, answers will be provided in the Frequently Asked Questions document linked below.

Invitations to the webinars are being sent directly to eligible applicants.

Details

  • Scheme overview - 13 October 2021, 8.00pm – 9.00pm
    This session will provide general information on the Tier 2 tranche 2 application process, including scheme rules and eligibility criteria, eligible/ineligible investment, planning and environment considerations etc.
  • Business Plan Narrative - 20 October 2021, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
    This session will guide you through the structure of the Business Plan Narrative and the information you are expected to provide, depending on whether your project has some element of construction in it or is for equipment only.
  • Business Plan Cash flows - 26 October 2021, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
    This session will explain how to complete your Business Plan Cash flows using the Farm Business Planner tool (also known as Cashflow Calculator).

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Please check the FAQs document regularly as it will continue to be updated.

Recorded Information Sessions and Presentation Slides

Please click on the session links below (each link will be active following the live webinars above):

As an attendee using webex

  • Your video is not displayed;
  • You can’t speak in the event as you are automatically muted;
  • There will be one main presenter and you will see all the Panellists from the DAERA FBIS team listed on screen, and hear any Panellists who are not muted;
  • You can ask questions via the Q&A facility.  You will only be able to see questions you have asked and questions asked by other attendees if a panellist answers them. However, it is intended to collate questions and include them in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  on the DAERA website and / or we will respond directly to you from the Tier 2 inbox
  • If you have difficulty joining the event (mainly for Chrome browser you can follow the steps below):
  • When starting or joining a Webex meeting you may see a window asking you to install an add-on
  • Click on run a temporary application
  • Open the file which will appear on the screen and /or in your Downloads folder
  • Click on run a temporary application
  • If you are asked for a password it will be: FBIS
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