When completed, this form needs to be printed, signed and returned to the SBCI via email or post.
This application form relates to certain eligibility criteria for the SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme. Other eligibility criteria set out in the terms and conditions of the SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme also apply.
This is not a guarantee of credit approval. Approval of a loan under the SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme is at the discretion of the relevant finance provider.
Please note that an up to date business plan must be provided to the finance provider(s) when applying for a loan under the SBCI COVID-19
Working Capital Loan Scheme and in certain instances, documents will be required to be provided to the SBCI with this application to evidence
compliance with eligibility criteria as detailed in the section "Innovation Criteria" below.
Please note that all declarations, business plans and documentation may be audited by the European Commission and other bodies as part of periodic
audits of European support schemes. Further details shall be provided in the terms and conditions of any loan made available under the SBCI COVID-
19 Working Capital Loan Scheme. The SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme is offered in partnership with the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine and is supported by the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility, with the financial
backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments.
of confirm that:
The borrower satisfies the Covid-19 criterion and one of the Innovation Criteria at the time of this application.
The breadth of impact of Covid-19 on Irish SME’s suggests that most applicants to the SBCI Covid-19 Working Capital Loan Scheme will qualify through Innovation Criterion 1 below. In the event that one of the other listed Innovation Criteria is more relevant to your business, then please select as appropriate.
The definition of research and innovation is broad and encompasses not only technological innovation and research in products but also research and innovation relating to organisational, marketing and process improvements.
Innovation can also be incremental particularly in low and medium technological companies leading over time to production efficiencies, product and marketing differentiation.
Innovation Criteria (Choose one of the following criteria)
an authorised agent of
of De Minimis Aid within the last three years (the current and previous two fiscal years), details of which are as follows:
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Please note: None of the information contained in this form is saved by the SBCI.
When completed, this form needs to be printed, signed and returned to us via email or post.