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Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture (BL)

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Are you a (starting) agricultural entrepreneur and do you want to invest in your agricultural of horticultural farm? You may be eligible for the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture (BL). The government then stands as a guarantor for part of your loan.

Corona crisis: extension of Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture (BL-C)

The Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture (BL) is extended to the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture (BL-C)External link (in Dutch) for healthy businesses in the agricultural, horticultural, fisheries and aquaculture sectors that are affected by the corona crisis. You can use this BL-C Scheme for a bridge loan of at most €1.5 million.

Requirements for the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture (BL)

To be eligible for the BL scheme you need to comply with the following requirements:

  • You have an agricultural enterprise (for example in agriculture, livestock or horticulture).
  • Your turnover is mainly from plant product or livestock (primary production).
  • Your company is located in the Netherlands, your business activities mainly take place in the Netherlands.

Read more on the requirements for agricultural entrepreneursExternal link (in Dutch).

How to apply?

Entrepreneurs do not apply for the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture themselves. You participating bank or other funderExternal link (in Dutch) will submit the applicationExternal link (in Duth) to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO