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Who is eligible to become an EIF’s financial intermediary under the CCS GF?

Among others, eligible applicants are:

  • Financial or credit institutions, leasing companies or loan funds duly authorised to carry out lending or leasing activities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, established and operating in a participating country;
  • Guarantee institutions, guarantee schemes or other financial or credit institutions duly authorised, if applicable, to issue guarantees in accordance with the applicable laws and legislations, established and operating in a participating country;

 For detailed and complete eligibility criteria please see the application documents below.

How does CCS GF work and what are its benefits?

The CCS GF will provide to selected financial intermediaries:

  • Capped First Loss Portfolio Guarantees and Counter-guarantees, free of charge to enable selected financial intermediaries to provide more loans and leases to entrepreneurs. The Guarantee Facility will increase both the range and number of SMEs receiving debt financing in the cultural and creative sectors. 
  • Capacity Building programme, optional and free of charge, to help selected financial intermediaries improving their understanding of the cultural and creative sectors’ specificities. This would give the opportunity to support entrepreneurs in operating in the sector that would have not been reached-out otherwise due to risk considerations.

How to apply? 

EIF will select Financial Intermediaries after a call for expression of interest process which is published below. After applying, you will have to be pre-selected before the EIF undertakes to start a full due diligence process and brings the proposal further in the approval process. Please download the specific calls below and apply by submitting to the EIF your expression of interest by 30.09.2020.


 
 

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