€ 8 million for Polish social entrepreneursMay 31, 2016
Hat: € 8 million EU funding will be available for Polish social entrepreneurs thanks to the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
Funding Scheme: 2016-05-31
Pgm2014 2020: Yes
EaSI programme provides grants for projects to promote a high level of employment, to guarantee adequate social protection, to combate social exclusion and poverty and to improve working conditions.
Under the EaSI programme, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Towarzystwo Inwestycji Spoleczno-Ekonomicznych SA (TISE), which is a loan fund for NGOs, social enterprises, microenterprises and SMEs, have signed a Social Entrepreneurship guarantee agreement. Thanks to this new guarantee agreement, TISE will be able to offer loans on preferential conditions to over 60 social entrepreneurs in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Through this €8 million EU funding, entrepreneurs in sectors including recruitment, fair trade and targeted child care will have a greater access to finance.
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