New business supports for ROI and NI added to COVID-19 Hub

May 26, 2020

 

New supports (ROI)

  • InterTradeIreland – Emergency Business Solutions 
  • InterTradeIreland – E-Merge Programme 
  • Restart Grant for Small Businesses 
  • An Post funding for SMEs

New supports (NI)

  • Micro-business hardship fund
  • Government Business rates supports 
  • InterTradeIreland – Emergency Business Solutions 
  • InterTradeIreland – E-Merge Programme 
  • UK Government Future Fund
  • CAF Emergency Fund 
  • Coronavirus Emergency Fund 
  • Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme
  • UK Charity sector support package
  • Support for NI fishing industry 

Amendments made to current scheme:

  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (UK)
    - Applications will not be limited to businesses that have been refused a loan on commercial terms extending the number who benefit.  The Treasury has not capped the interest rates banks can charge.
    - The scheme is now available with 22 participating lenders.