Do fertilisers purchased between 1.6.2022 and 30.4.2023 have to be paid for in order to be eligible for aid?
The time of purchase of fertilisers is, in principle, the determining factor. However, the State Treasury has ruled that fertilisers purchased for the 2023 growing season with a possible payment period may also be eligible for support. In this case, the fertilisers should have been ordered between 1 June 2022 and 30 April 2023.
What is framework support programme?
The cost support for agriculture and aquaculture is part of the European Union’s (EU) framework support programme for Ukraine (EU 2022/C 426/01).
The maximum amount of State support under the framework support programme is EUR 250,000 for agriculture and EUR 300,000 for aquaculture per company or group of companies if the company belongs to a group. If a company or group operates in several sectors that are subject to different maximum amounts, the total support provided under the framework support programme must not exceed EUR 2 million.
Subsidies under the Framework support programme for Ukraine
- Maatalouden tuotantorakennusten kiinteistöverotuki
- Avustus kalastus- ja vesiviljelyalan yrityksille heikentyneen taloudellisen tilanteen perusteella (ELY Centre)
- Fuel subsidy (State Treasury)
- Cost support for agriculture and aquaculture (State Treasury)
How do I apply for support?
The support can be applied for via the State Treasury’s e-services. The e-service guides you in filling in the application. You can also save the application as a draft and continue filling it out later.
What is confidential information under the Openess Act?
According to the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, all documents submitted to an authority become public in principle when the authority has received them. This also applies to cost subsidy applications. Anyone can obtain information on applications by request.
However, in addition to the public parts, an application may contain confidential information which is not passed on from the agency. If the applicant considers that his/her application contains business or professional secrets (as defined in Article 24(1)(20) of the Act on the Openness of Government Activities), he/she may indicate in the application the information he/she considers to be business secrets and the grounds on which he/she considers the information to be confidential. In this way, the State Treasury will know what the applicant himself considers to be a trade secret. However, the State Treasury has the final say, by law, as to what aspects of a document are confidential.