Access to Financing

Access to financing continues to be crucial to the creation and growth of new SSE initiatives. As a result, many local governments have implemented measures to increase access to grants and loans and facilitate their use. Moreover, many local governments directly or indirectly support structures that provide services, including business loans and capitalization, and training to ensure that enterprises take proper advantage of the funds available them. In recent years, we have also seen the emergence of new forms of financing such as micro-financing and crowdfunding that seem well suited to SSE enterprises, given their economic and social impact, and the community engagement they entail.