Now that you have a business idea, you need to sort out the funding. Did you know that you can get EU funding for your business through grants, loans and guarantees? The EU also provides direct funding for a broad range of programmes covering various areas such as research or the environment. You will find an overview of EU and national funding programmes below. As funds are usually managed by national authorities, find out who to contact in this sub-section.

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  • COMPETE Programa Operacional Temático Factores de Competitividade – Operational Competitiveness Programme (Portugal)
  • New fund boosts Poland’s support for female entrepreneurship
  • Rubicon Centre (Ireland)
  • BOV Bank of Valletta (Malta)
  • ZAAR Crowdfunding (Malta)
  • TAKEOFF (Malta)
  • Malta Enterprise: Business Advisory Services (Malta)
  • SNCI Start up loans (Luxembourg)
  • LVPA Lietuvos Verslo Paramos Agentura – LBSA Lithuanian Business Support Agency (Lithuania)
  • ALTUM (Latvia)
  • Italia Start Up (Italy)
  • Social Innovation Fund (Ireland)
  • Svanni (Iceland)
  • National Instruments Small Enterprise Start-Up Programme (Hungary)
  • Epixeiro (Greece)
  • Foerderdatenbank – Funding database of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (Germany)
  • Liv og Land – Life and Land (Denmark)
  • PSC Cyprus Financial Assistance (Cyprus)
  • Rural Development Funds
  • Invitalia Agenzia nazionale per l’attrazione degli investimenti e lo sviluppo d’impresa – National Agency for investment promotion and enterprise development (Italy)
  • Tourism funding
  • Crowdfunding
  • How to access European and national funds
  • EIF European Investment Fund