The EIB has worked with the United Kingdom since 1973. We helped the Channel Tunnel get people from London to Paris and Brussels faster and more sustainably. We increased rail capacity in London and introduced more modern trains. We turned industrial areas such as London’s Canary Wharf or Cardiff’s docks into vibrant attractions, brought state-of-the-art emergency services to Birmingham hospitals and built affordable social housing across the country.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects in the UK.
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
EFSI is the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. It helps overcome the investment gap, boost jobs and GDP and improve the lives of people across Europe, including the UK. It finances strategic investments in key areas such as infrastructure, research and innovation, education, renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as providing risk finance to SMEs.