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 Brexit Loan Scheme. Other eligibility criteria set out in the terms and conditions of the SBCI Brexit Loan Scheme (https://sbci.gov.ie) also apply.
This is not a guarantee of credit approval. Approval of a loan under the SBCI Brexit Loan Scheme is at the discretion of the relevant finance provider.
Please note: This application form contains mandatory binding declarations regarding eligibility for this scheme. If a false or misleading declaration is made, or if false or misleading information is provided with this application, it may lead to a demand for repayment of any sums advanced under this scheme by the finance provider and to any state aid received being recovered with interest.
Please note that (1) an up to date business plan must be provided to the finance provider(s) when applying for an SBCI Brexit Loan Scheme and (2) in certain instances, documents must 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 can 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 to any loan made available under the SBCI Brexit Loan Scheme.
The SBCI Brexit Loan Scheme is offered in partnership with the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation, 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.
I of confirm that:
The borrower satisfies one of the Brexit Criteria and one of the Innovation Criteria at the time of this application.
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.
If you are unsure which criterion applies, please see the case studies for examples.
Innovation Criteria (Choose one of the following criteria)
Please note that an up to date business plan will be required to be provided to the finance provider(s) in all cases when applying for a loan.
If you select criterion No. 3, 4, 5, 6,7,8, 10 or 11 you will also be required to provide the document detailed in that criterion to the SBCI as part of this application
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.