Quick guide to indirect funding
EU sources of finance
The European Union supports entrepreneurs and businesses with a wide range of EU programmes providing loans, guarantees and equity ﬁnancing through financial institutions. You can apply for finance supported by multi-annual programmes co-ﬁnanced by the EU directly at financial institutions in your country: www.access2finance.eu
2014 - National sources of finance
The European Commission's financial support for SMEs is complementing finance provided by the Member States. To access national sources of finance and review fiscal incentives, please consult the fact sheets by clicking on your country:
2012 – Evaluation of Member State Policies to Facilitate Access to Finance for SMEs
The Commission published an evaluation of public financing programmes in 5 Member States [2 MB] (Germany, France, the UK, Poland and Sweden) to exchange good practice and assess which programmes work best and could be used in other countries. The evaluation complements the country facts sheets above providing a practical guide to national and regional sources of finance.