Tips to improve chances

Getting access to decent loans is never easy. Here are a few tips which could help you along the way.

Getting a loan requires adequate preparation. It also requires a certain level of experience and financial expertise. Don’t worry:

  • The InvestEU Advisory Hub will help you to:

  1. Support the identification, preparation, development, structuring, procurement and implementation of investment projects
  2. Enhance the capacity of promoters and financial intermediaries to implement financing and investment operations
  3. Support awareness raising and preparatory activities for investment areas that show a clear market gap

To have more information, don't hesitate to visit this website.

  • You can also use the InvestEU Portal. This tool is the continuity of the European Investment Project Portal which aims to provide an easily accessible and user-friendly project database to promote the visibility of EU-based projects seeking financing and provides worldwide investors with information about investment opportunities. 

To have more information, don't hesitate to visit this website.

Your local banks may already be using these programmes, but may not think it can help social service providers. Speak to them to see if they are using these programmes and explore if they could be used for your projects.

Check the Programmes and Options page to see which local bank is using the EIB or InvestEU instruments. 

If your local banks aren’t yet using these programmes, tell them about the support these programmes could bring to them (See Investors Page).

Your local authorities may not know about the Framework Agreements or the other programmes. Make sure they are aware of the benefits such programmes may bring to them. Many local authorities already do have such Framework Agreements, in which case there may be opportunities for you. (See Public Authorities page)

If you have a question about the programmes or wish to contact the EIB, you just need to fill in the contact form or give them a call. They will have people available in all EU languages.

You can find the EIB Contact Form here

A number of other sectors (Social Housing, Health, Education) have far more experience of accessing these programmes than the social sector. Make sure you speak to them and learn. You can find a list of success stories on the dedicated page or by visiting the EIB's website.

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