Wherever possible, electronic payments should be made from your bank account to the suppliers. On occasions where this is not possible, payments by cheque or business debit cards are permitted. If cheque payments are made, please note you will be required to submit a photocopy of the cheque with your supporting information.
In exceptional circumstances, where other payment options are not possible, the use of a business credit card can be approved. However, to claim this against the grant, you would need to show the balance having been paid in full and the payment to the card provider leaving your business bank account.
Payments through PayPal are accepted only if the payment is taken directly from the business bank account, i.e. you can evidence the individual invoice amount leaving the bank account. You are not able to pay an invoice using PayPal if you are using existing funds in a PayPal account, as each expenditure item must be evidenced back to the dedicated bank account
Under no circumstances are payments by cash for invoices acceptable.