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The InvestEU Fund starts in 2021. Following the launch of the InvestEU Programme, in addition to the EIB Group, a list of further implementing partners will be available on this website. InvestEU implementing partners provide direct and intermediated financing solutions for both private and public projects promoters (‘final recipients’).

The InvestEU Fund is expected to mobilise more than €372 billion of public and private investment through an EU budget guarantee of €26.2 billion that backs the investment of financial partners such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group and others.


Who can apply for financing?

The InvestEU Fund provides support to final recipients that are deemed economically viable according to internationally accepted standards.

The eligible final recipients can be natural or legal persons established in an EU country or in a Third Eligible Country, including:

  • Private entities such as special-purpose vehicles (SPV) or project companies, large corporates, midcap companies, including small midcap companies, and SMEs
  • Public sector entities (territorial or not) and public-sector type entities
  • Mixed entities, such as public–private partnership (PPPs) and private companies with a public purpose
  • Non-for-profit organisations

Can third countries participate in InvestEU?

The InvestEU Fund is open to contributions from third countries (non-EU countries) that are members of the European Free Trade Association, acceding countries, candidates and potential candidates, countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy and other countries, in accordance with the conditions laid down between the Union and those countries. This will allow continued cooperation with the relevant countries, in particular in the fields of research and innovation as well as SMEs. According to the Regulation, third countries would have to provide their full contribution to financial products in cash.

How to apply for financing?

Project promoters should apply directly to implementing partners who will offer tailor-made financing solutions based on the financial products supported by the EU guarantee.

Financial intermediaries should also consult the offering of implementing partners active in their regions proposing relevant products: it is up to them to select financial intermediaries through procedures such as calls for expressions of interest.

Eligible InvestEU Implementing Partners, in addition to the EIB Group, will be listed on this website.

Small mid-caps, SMEs and social or micro-enterprises

These entities should apply to their local commercial or public banks whose financial products are covered by the EU guarantee in their country or region. The local intermediary will inform them if a particular financing programme is covered by the InvestEU Fund.

Find your local intermediary on our Access to Finance website, which already lists intermediaries under current EU programmes and will also list InvestEU financial intermediaries as of the launch of the programme.

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Entry created by Admin on August 27, 2021
Modified on May 2, 2022