Application for The Ornamental Horticulture Industry (Coronavirus, Financial Assistance) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2020

Closed 15 Nov 2020

Opened 15 Oct 2020


This application is for eligible ornamental horticulture (including fresh cut flower) growers to apply for financial assistance. 

The financial assistance payment is based on the difference of actual sales (including accruals) for eligible stock for the period 1 March 2020 to the 30 June 2020 and the average of sales for eligible stock over the same period for the previous three years (the reference periods as stated in the regulations). Eligible growers will be asked to provide documentary evidence to demonstrate the scale of loss incurred. 

There is funding of up to £1.6m available to offset up to 80% of loss caused by the closure of normal routes to market.

Total Covid 19 Support Funding will be limited to State Aid maximum of €120,000 per business.

Grants will be provided under “The Ornamental Horticulture Industry (Coronavirus, Financial Assistance) Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020" through the powers conferred by sections 1 and 3 of The Financial Assistance Act (Northern Ireland) 2009.

  • All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016) and Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. DAERA's privacy statement document is found here.
  • It is mandatory to complete questions that state "required" or the system will not permit you to proceed.
  • Any person wilfully making a false statement in support of this application may be disqualified.
  • If you would like to save and edit the application later, then click 'Save and Come Back Later'. By providing your e-mail address you will receive a weblink to your application.  This provides access to view and edit all your existing answers until you submit your completed application.
  • After you click 'Submit' you will no longer be able to go back and change any of your answers. 
  • If you have any queries about completing this form please contact us.

Reasonable Adjustment

Please contact us if you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to complete this application.


You MUST 'Submit' your application by midnight Sunday 15th November 2020.

What happens next

The application for the Ornamental Horticulture Industry (Coronavirus Financial Assistance) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2020 is now closed. 

Following closure of the scheme the application will be assessed and Letters of Offer will be issued which need to be signed and returned.


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