We’re doing our very best to support our customers and other ethical organisations during this difficult time. If you are an existing lending customer, please contact your Relationship Manager to discuss your circumstances.
A new debt finance programme, the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), was announced by the Government in the Budget on 3 March 2021. The new Scheme, which opened on 6 April 2021, aims to support businesses affected by Covid-19 as they recover and grow following the pandemic. RLS supports a maximum facility size of up to £10m with minimum facility sizes starting at £1,000 for Invoice and Asset Finance and £25,001 for Term Loans and Overdrafts. Further information can be found on the British Business Bank website.
Triodos Bank is an accredited lender under the RLS, and you can find more information here.
Note that the RLS replaces the previous Covid-19 loan schemes, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). These schemes are now closed to new applications. If you have an existing CBILS loan with Triodos Bank then you can find more information on the scheme here.
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The Government has set up several schemes to support businesses through the challenges of Covid-19:
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes
There are now several different loan schemes in place to help businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak to access bank lending and overdrafts. The distinct schemes are designed to support different kinds of organisations, dependent on size and financing need.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
All UK employers with a PAYE scheme are able to access this support in order to continue paying part of the salary for those employees who would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis (‘furloughed workers’).
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate
This initiative allows small and medium-sized businesses to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay paid for staff absence due to coronavirus
HMRC tax helpline
HMRC has set up a helpline for businesses and self-employed people who are concerned about paying their tax due to COVID-19.
Three-month VAT Deferral
Defer Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020
Small business grant funding
Available for small businesses in England that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief, rural rate relief and tapered relief. Some aspects of business support are devolved. For business support outside of England go to Scotland, and Wales.
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Guidance through the challenges posed by Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is available for charities from:
Support and resources for social enterprises has been compiled by:
Good Finance has set up a resource hub offering information, resources and tools to support charities and social enterprises through Covid-19.