The publication of the 4 new financing programs by the Hellenic Development Bank (EDF) is expected to begin immediately, with a total budget of 2 billion euros. These programs are aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and concern loans for investment purposes, with a high interest rate subsidy in most cases.
Details of the 4 new investment programs for small and medium enterprises
Green Portfolio Guarantee Fund for Sustainable Development: The specific program finances green investment projects of small and medium enterprises with the possibility of subsidizing the interest rate for the first 2 years. The amount of the loan can vary between 50,000 to 15m. euros, while the budget of the program reaches 500 million euros.
Digitalization Portfolio Guarantee Fund for Sustainable Development: This is a program that will facilitate small and medium enterprises, by providing guarantees, (SMEs) to obtain investment or working capital loans for the purpose of the digital transition of their operation. Here too, the interest rate is subsidized for the first 2 years, while the amount of the loan ranges from €5,000 – €600,000 and the duration from 2-10 years. The total budget of the program amounts to 250 million euros.
Growth Portfolio Guarantee Fund: And in this case the program provides the guarantee for receiving the loan from the businesses. The financing is given as working capital and concerns amounts between 10,000 and 1.5 million euros, with a duration of 2 to 5 years. The total budget of the program amounts to 750 million euros.
Development Law Financial Instrument: It refers exclusively to investment projects that have been included in the Development Law and functions as a guarantee tool for obtaining a loan. Lending can either take the form of working capital for grant pre-financing or long-term borrowing. The amount of financing ranges from 50,000 - 10 million euros, and the duration of the loan from 2-10 years. The total budget of the program is defined as 500 million euros.
It is emphasized that all 4 programs together will distribute approximately 2 billion euros. TEPIX II is also in progress, which is also an investment loan with an interest rate subsidy, while several actions of the Innovation Guarantee Fund, the TMEDE Guarantee Fund for working capital, the Small Agricultural Entrepreneurship Loans fund and the Business Guarantee Fund remain open. production of Audio-Visual Media, available from almost all banks.
Also, several Actions of the new NSRF 2021-2027 remain open.