Loan & Grant Schemes - update

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:00 | dawn@therealbu…

The 3 different Government-backed loan schemes were originally due to close at the end of January, but their deadline has been moved to 31 March 2021 instead.

These include:

  • Bounce-back loans provide up to £50,000 interest-free for a year, with no repayments required during that period.
  • The coronavirus business interruption loan scheme, offering loans of up to £5 million to UK-based businesses with an annual turnover of up to £45 million.
  • The coronavirus large business interruption loan scheme, for firms with a turnover of £250 million or more.


From March 2021

The Government says more support will be available after March, in the form of a “successor loan scheme”.

The details of this scheme and other COVID-19 support will be delivered in the Budget, set to take place on 3 March 2021.


Local Councils 

Most local authorities have Discretionary Grant Schemes – make sure you see what they are offering on their website.