Access to finance - Belgium
Access to EU finance
This site will help you to apply for finance supported by the European Union. To access EU finance, click on your country to locate banks or venture capital funds that provide finance supported by the EU:
National sources of finance
Business support organisations can advise businesses on how to find financing.
The Partnership Fund is a federal institution that supports independent businesses (start-ups, self-employed entrepreneurs, professionals and SMEs). Funds are disbursed through banks and financial institutions.
The Walloon SME finance and guarantee company (SA SOWALFIN):
- provides financing for the establishment, growth and transfer of SMEs, granting extra loans as a supplement to bank loans;
- guarantees loans extended by banks.
Sowalfin aims to be the sole source of finance for Walloon SMEs and microbusinesses.
Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) promotes sustainable international companies, for the benefit both of companies located in Flanders and abroad, through synergies and through the expansion of networks, and the heightened expertise generated through integration.
Certain Chambers of Commerce finance innovative projects and introduce start-up entrepreneurs to potential partners.
The Brussels Regional Investment Company (SRIB) offers financial support to companies starting up, reorganising, and expanding in the Brussels-Capital Region.
The EcoSubsiBru Portal contains a database listing various forms of assistance as well as institutions available to support your company in the Brussels-Capital area.
The Walloon Region portal provides a listing of available sources of finance.
- The Walloon Region offers an investment grant and exemption from property taxes to entrepreneurs seeking to invest locally.
The goal of Flanders Investment & Trade is to promote sustainable business in international companies established both in Flanders and abroad.
The Belgian Knowledge Centre for SME Financing (BeCeFi) is a national reference centre for the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises. BeCeFi offers a range of information on sources of finance available at the national level.
The Business Angels network ‘Be Angels’ introduces entrepreneurs seeking finance to private investors. Business Angels offers capital, expertise, their address book and their business experience.