Low-cost finance to fund working capital and investments for businesses, including primary producers, impacted by the economic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine.
The Ukraine Credit Guarantee Scheme (UCGS) is offered by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) to provide viable SMEs including primary producers, impacted by economic challenges arising from the conflict in Ukraine with access to low-cost finance.
The scheme supports economic activity in Ireland, facilitating the provision of working capital and medium-term investment finance to businesses adversely impacted by the conflict in Ukraine who are facing supply chain disruptions and increased input (including energy) costs.
Borrowers will contribute to the cost of the scheme by paying a risk premium on the credit advanced. This premium will be incorporated into the margin on the loan, collected by the on-lender and paid to Government of Ireland.