Bridge to Bond FinancingBorrowing bridge financing
A lot of subsidies are awarded retrospectively (and some are awarded late) and some are awarded at the end of the year. An interim credit allows a company to overcome these discrepancies in the intervals between revenues and expenditures (i.e. in the case of defaults). Repayment of the credit shall be made when the belated payments have been definitively made.
An interim credit can support a short-term cash outflow before a promised subsidy or other assured revenue is actually obtained from an entity. This is a low-risk credit line, as the lender's resources are repaid on a guarantee basis after payment of the outstanding earnings. Therefore, the interest rates for this kind of facilities are generally low.
For as long as an organization can demonstrate that a subsidy or other source of revenue will be disbursed at a certain point in time, a bridge mechanism can help resolve difficult temporal problems where there is an imbalance between the point in time of revenue and outlay. The Big Issue Invest can offer bridge credits between £50,000 and £1,000,000,000.
The CAF Venturesome range of bridge credits is between 25,000 and 250,000, specifically tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized non-profit organizations. The Charity Bank can arrange short-term bridge credits from £50,000 to £2 million. The Key Fund provides bridge credits of 5,000 to 50,000 to help develop and grow new and established business activities.
Socially Enterprise Credit Fund provides credit to charitable organizations and welfare companies that are not able to ensure adequate financing from primary stream resources. Socially Investment Business can supply bridge equipment from 50,000 to a £1 million limit. Scotland Solidarity Investment Scotland credit financing is available to Scottish Solidarity Companies from £10,000 to £250,000 or more.
Genossenschaftliche Bank provides small credits at a nominal interest of between £2,500 and 25,000 when no collateral is needed. The Unity Trust Bank provides bridge credits for subsidies of £25,000 to £4.0 million. The TREE AID was founded in 1987 as a reaction to the hunger in Africa in order to find a long-term resolution after the end of the disaster.
It works in the arid regions of some of the world's least developed nations and focuses on forestry, tree incomes, foodstuffs and drugs. Tre Aid provided a 2.5 million five-year village tree enterprise program of £2.5 million financed by the European Commission (EC) when it turned to CAF Venturesome for a bridge credit in 2011.
Conditions of the EC Treaty would free up resources for works to be carried out each year, but up to eight month after the beginning of the business year of the work. Anticipated in July, this was 2 month late in the prior year, which forced TREE AID to use free reserve assets to bridge the production gap.
Based on its expertise with the timetable for the disbursement of grants in 2010, TREE AID wanted extra funds which could be used in the event of a delay in the disbursement of a 538,000 pound instalment for 2011. Subsidy requests were made to other grantors, but in the event that this was not authorised, a £200,000 Bridge Facilities was requested as extra assistance against the possible delay in financing.
TREE AID was able to settle all its bills and carry on its good work in these disadvantaged areas. This £200,000 investment was not utilised as the organisation's fund-raising activities, both entrepreneurial and institutionally, were very successful.