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Transaction cost support for social enterprise finance (EaSI programme)

Objective: This call for proposals is aimed at financial intermediaries that undertake long-term risk capital investments of less than €500,000  in the form of equity, quasi-equity or hybrid financing to social enterprises in the EaSI participating countries. The grant will support transaction costs linked to these investments, thus helping catalyze risk capital investment in the area of social finance.

Who is eligible: 

  1. an investment fund, a Fund-of-Funds, a special purpose vehicle, in any form, established or to be established;
  2. a (co-) investment scheme in any form (including managed accounts and other types of contractual arrangements) established or to be established. 

Prize: from €300,000 to €1,000,000

Deadline: 21 March 2019

More information is available here.


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