Apply for the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility

This scheme helps large businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) through the purchase of their short-term debt.

This guidance was withdrawn on

The COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility closed to new applications on 31 December 2020.

Under the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF), the Bank of England will buy short-term debt from large companies.

This scheme will support your company if it’s been affected by a short-term funding squeeze, and allow you to finance your short-term liabilities.

It will also support corporate finance markets overall and ease the supply of credit to all firms.

The scheme is delivered through commercial lenders, backed by the Bank of England. 

It will operate for at least 12 months, and for as long as steps are needed to relieve cash flow pressures on firms that make a material contribution to the UK economy.


Companies – and their finance subsidiaries – that make a material contribution to the UK economy are able to participate.

Check your eligibility on the Bank of England website.

How to apply

Applications closed on 31 December 2020.

Updates to this page

Published 20 March 2020

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