Support for SMEs > Access to markets

Project / Programme Company type Finance type Type of instruments Amount Investment Focus Short description
DCFTA programmes
DCFTA Initiative East
Micro, Small, Medium, Midcaps, Others Loan, Guarantee, Technical Assistance a) For Guarantee Facility: Loans up to EUR 5 million; b) For Microfinance Facility: Loans up to EUR 25,000 All SMEs

The DCFTA Initiative aims at improving lending terms and conditions for small businesses looking to invest in modern and innovative technology and it also supports lending for micro-enterprises with under 10 employees.

DCFTA SME Direct Finance Facility
Small, Medium Loans Aimed at businesses generating over EUR 1 million in turnover

The programme helps SMEs to identify investments in new business opportunities and greater efficiency that will put them in good position to access new export markets. It also assists them in the successful implementation of those projects, while improving access to finance for investment through long-term local currency financing. 

Regional programmes
Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative
Small, Medium Technical assistance Export oriented SMEs

The project primarily supports the berries sector in Ukraine, focusing on the following product groups: fresh, processed and organic berries. Support is directed to helping companies access the EU market, through targeted capacity-building, advisory services and market access activities.