North Rhine-Westphalia

On this page you will find information about the

  • Corona Aid Programs and
  • Corona requirements

Corona Aid Programs

Applications for corona emergency aid can no longer be submitted.

Loans from the Bürgschaftsbank (Guarantee Bank) NRW: You can receive a maximum guarantee amount of 2.5 million Euro from the Bürgschaftsbank (Guarantee Bank) NRW for a max. credit of 3.125 million Euro.
With an EXPRESS guarantee (within 72 hours) you can receive a maximum guarantee amount of 200,000 Euro for a loan up to a maximum of   500,000 Euro, thereby increasing the guarantee rate to 80%. Your bank has to confirm “that the loan is expected to be repaid properly after the Corona crisis has ended“.
Further information can be found here.  

Micromezzanine funds: You can submit an application for a Micromezzanine fund of up to 300,000 Euro for investments and working capital at the Equity investment company NRW. The term is 10 years and repayment must be made from the 8th year.
You can find further information here.  

Tax relief: With a simplified form you can defer your taxes (income, corporation and trade tax) without paying interest, and you can reduce the prepayments for your taxes. You can also extend the deadline for

    • the tax return,
    • for the requested documents and receipts and
    • request a waiver of late surcharges.


You can submit an application to your Tax Office to set sales tax prepayments to zero. Here is the guide. Tip: Create and submit the application with ELSTER. Instructions on how to proceed here.

Corona requirements

  • Here you will find a list of companies, institutions, shops and services, as well as the conditions required for re-opening.

Contact person

Martin Kaufmann,
Tel.: 0221 - 99390435
Mobil: 0178 - 3293021