What we do
Equity products
Technology Transfer
European Angels Fund (EAF) - Co-investments with Business Angels
Venture capital
The Social Impact Accelerator (SIA)
Lower mid-market
Mezzanine Facility for Growth
Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme
EFSI Equity instrument
Single EU Equity Financial Instrument
COSME - Equity Facility for Growth
InnovFin Equity
Private equity secondary market transactions
EIF-NPI Equity Platform
Debt products
AGRI Guarantee Facility
AGRI Italy Platform Uncapped Guarantee Instrument
Credit enhancement
Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility (CCS GF)
ENSI - Securitisation Initiative
Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Facility
EREM debt products
Single EU Debt Financial Instrument
COSME - Loan Guarantee Facility
InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility
Documentary Finance Facility – Bulgaria
The SME Initiative
The SME Initiative Bulgaria
The SME Initiative Finland
The SME Initiative Italy
The SME Initiative Malta
The SME Initiative Romania
The SME Initiative Spain
Asset Management Umbrella Fund (AMUF)
Inclusive finance
EaSI Financial Instruments
EaSI Capacity Building Investments Window
EaSI Guarantee Instrument
EaSI Funded Instrument
European Progress Microfinance Facility
Entrepreneurs supported through Progress Microfinance
European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
How does EIF contribute to EFSI
How to apply for EFSI financing
Regional Development - Country and sector-specific initiatives
Croatian Growth Investment Programme (CROGIP)
AGRI Italy Platform Uncapped Guarantee Instrument
ALTER’NA – ESIF EARFD Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Baltic Innovation Fund 1 (BIF 1)
Baltic Innovation Fund 2 (BIF 2)
Central Europe Fund of Funds (CEFoF)
Croatian Venture Capital Initiative (CVCi FoF)
Competitiveness Fund-of-Funds for SMEs in Romania
Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Initiative East Guarantee Facility (DCFTA)
Dutch Growth Co-Investment Programme
Dutch Venture Initiative (DVI-II)
EAFRD FoF Portugal
EAFRD FoF Romania
European Recovery Programme (ERP)
ERP-EIF Co-Investment Growth Facility
INAF – French National Agricultural Initiative
Regional Fund-of-Funds Romania
ESIF Fund-of-Funds Czech Republic
ESIF Fund-of-Funds Greece
The Silesia EIF Fund of Funds
La Financière Région Réunion
The EIB Group Risk Enhancement Mandate (EREM)
Greater Anatolia Guarantee Facility (GAGF)
G43 - Anatolian Venture Capital Fund Project
InvestBG Equity Instrument
JEREMIE Romania Reflows – Equity Instrument
LfA-EIF Facility
Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF)
Mezzanine 'Fund of Fund' for Germany (MDD)
Polish Growth Fund of Funds (PGFF)
Portugal Venture Capital Initiative (PVCi)
Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme
Slovene Equity Growth Investment Programme (SEGIP)
Swedish Venture Initiative (SVI)
Turkish Growth and Innovation Fund (TGIF)
Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or small public enterprises in the cultural and creative sectors, established and operating in any of the participating countries (currently EU Member States, Iceland and Norway) are eligible to benefit from EU-supported financing, provided that they are:

  • involved in projects or activities based on cultural values and/or artistic and other creative expressions, either market or non-market-oriented, including the development, the creation, the production, the dissemination and the preservation of goods and services which embody cultural, artistic or other creative expressions, as well as related functions such as education or management. The cultural and creative sectors include architecture, archives, libraries and museums, artistic crafts, audiovisual (including film, television, video games and multimedia), tangible and intangible cultural heritage, design, festivals, music, literature, performing arts, publishing, radio and visual arts.
  • not carrying out activities breaching ethical principles or focus on one or more EIF restricted sectors;

How can you benefit?

To apply for a loan, cultural and creative sector companies must contact the nearest financial intermediaries selected for each country. The facility has been rolled out in since 2016 and the network of financial intermediaries is expanding gradually according to the overview table below. For additional information about finance available under further EU initiatives, please visit http://europa.eu/youreurope/business/funding-grants/access-to-finance

Where is financing available? 

Selected Financial Intermediary Address Type of support (Counter-) Guarantee amount (EUR/EUR eq.) Beneficiary Web Site


Participatiefonds Vlaanderen (Flemish Participation Fund)

Oude Graanmarkt 63

Portfolio - Guarantee

EUR 2,625,000



Start S.A.

4 rue des Soeurs Noires

Portfolio - Guarantee

EUR 1,750,000

Start Invest

Czech Republic

Komercni Banka a.s.

Na Prikope 969/33

Portfolio - Guarantee

EUR 1,782,775



Compania Espanola de Reafianzamiento S.A.

Paseo de la Castellana, 141 1º-A, 28046 Madrid

Portfolio - Counter Guarantee

EUR 12,600,000



Bpifrance Financement

27-31 avenue du Géneral Leclerc, 94710 Maisons-alfort Paris Cedex

Portfolio - Guarantee

EUR 5,250,000



Institut pour le Financement du Cinema et des Industries - IFCIC

39-41, rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin, 75009 Paris

Portfolio - Counter Guarantee

EUR 6,300,000


France Institut pour le Financement du Cinema et des Industries - IFCIC

39-41, rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin, 75009 Paris

Portfolio - Guarantee

EUR 7,000,000



Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Via Goito 4

Portfolio - Guarantee

EUR 11,200,000



Libra Internet Bank S.A.

4-6 Semilunei Street, 020797 Bucharest

Portfolio - Guarantee

EUR 1,738,608.59

Libra Internet Bank S.A


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK)

Al. Jerozolimskie 7, 00-955, Warsaw

Portfolio - Counter Guarantee

EUR 12,387,640.45



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