How to prepare a project proposal
We offer loans, guarantees, equity investments and advisory services. The most suitable tool will depend on the objectives of the project and on various other factors. The EIB finances projects in most sectors. To be eligible, projects must promote the priorities and objectives of the European Union and the EIB. Find more product descriptions and eligibility criteria in our What we offer section.
Given the range and diversity of potential projects, there is no standardised documentation requirement. The Bank does not require its borrowers to complete set forms or questionnaires. Generally, the EIB expects to receive a comprehensive feasibility study, a detailed description of the capital investment together with the prospective financing arrangements. The project promoter should provide sufficient information to allow the EIB to assess whether the project adheres to EIB lending objectives and has a well-developed business plan.
Are you a small business or mid-cap looking for finance?
We provide finance to financial intermediaries (e.g. commercial and national promotional banks) that subsequently offer financial products for small businesses.
Generally, banks and other intermediaries expect a detailed description of a company’s capital investment together with the prospective financing arrangements. The lending decision for EIB loans via credit lines remains with the financial intermediary.
Additionality and Impact Measurement
We make a difference by offering financing conditions that cannot be provided by the market alone, and by supporting project preparation and implementation. We support projects which have an impact on citizens and businesses in the European Union, its neighbourhood and beyond.
We make sure that this is the case through our Additionality and Impact Measurement framework.