Call for proposals EaSI 2016 - Actions to boost the demand and supply side of the finance market for social enterprises VP/2016/007 Closed!


The objective of the call for proposals is to contribute to the development of a social finance market by enabling more social enterprises to take on repayable finance for developing and scaling up their innovative business model. The support aims at:

  • Boosting the supply of social finance through institution and capacity building with committed actors, and
  • Generating effective demand among social enterprises for social finance by developing their “investment readiness”.


In order to take into account the variety of social finance market situations, the call offers several strands:

  • Strand A: Establishment of social finance partnerships
  • Strand B: Establishment of social finance instruments and mechanisms
  • Strand C: Facilitating hybrid finance for social enterprises
  • Strand D: Development of investment readiness support for social enterprises
  • Strand E: Creation of a European level platform to reinforce the capacity of social enterprise support organisations

The grant will finance the different types of activities under each Strand.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,15 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 13 June 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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