Call for applications: Actions to boost the Development of Finance Markets for Social Enterprises in the EU
- The EaSI Guarantee scheme was launched in June 2015 to cover loans (of up to EUR 500 000) to social enterprises. This risk-sharing mechanism gives incentives to social enterprise investors to reach out to entrepreneurs they would not have been able to finance otherwise.
- The EaSI Capacity-Building Investments window was launched in December 2016. It aims at building up the institutional capacity of selected social enterprise finance providers in Europe primarily through equity or quasi-equity investments.
Source: European Commission
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