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Catalyst Updates | 24/03/2020

NI Start-Ups and Scale-Ups : COVID-19 Funding Schemes

*UPDATED 08 July 2020*

This document has been prepared by Catalyst to assist NI Start-Up and Scale-Up companies by clarifying the potential forms of financial support during the Coronavirus outbreak. It was updated regularly in the fast-moving early days of support, but is now left as a reference document.


It covers:


Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Business Support Grants (now closed for new applicants)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (now closed for new applicants)

R&D Tax Credits

Coronavirus Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Prince’s Trust

The Future Fund

Innovate UK

Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

General Funding Options

Existing Funding Options