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Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture (BL)

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versie

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

There are several types of credits under the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture:

  • Standard Credit Guarantee
  • BL for sustainable investments (BL Plus)
  • BL for agricultural investments (BL Plus )
  • Capital Strengthening Credit (Vermogensversterkend Krediet, VVK) for starting farmers and farmers who take over a business for the first time

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 established in the Netherlands, your business activities mainly take place in the Netherlands.
  • Your company is financially sound.

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

How to apply?

Entrepreneurs do not apply for the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Agriculture themselves. Your participating bank or other funder (in Dutch) will submit the application (in Dutch) to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

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