Welcome to the ACRES Scheme:

 Cultivating a Sustainable Future

Discover the ACRES Scheme – a groundbreaking agri-environmental initiative empowering farmers to enhance biodiversity, climate resilience, and environmental quality on their lands. As part of Ireland's CAP Strategic Plan for 2023-2027, this €1.5 billion scheme rewards farmers up to €10,500 annually for specific actions that benefit the environment.

Key Features:

Open for applications in two tranches: January 2023 and the third quarter of 2023.

Farmers can choose from diverse actions, including low-input grassland, tree planting, organic farming, and more.

Divided into ACRES General (for individual farmers) and ACRES Co-operation (for collaborative environmental projects).

Three priority tiers are based on the environmental importance of the land.

Why Join ACRES?

Financial incentives and rewards for positive environmental outcomes.

Farmer-friendly and outcome-based approach.

Supportive resources, including training, webinars, FAQs, and the AgriSnap app for documenting actions.

Get Involved:

Explore eligibility and details on the website.

Contact the ACRES team at the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine for assistance.

Join us in championing sustainable farming practices and making a positive impact on our environment through the ACRES Scheme.