Reinforcing Med Microfinance Network System for Start-ups


FAST – Femme accélération pour les Startups et TPE
Name of responsible organization: The Deposit and Consignment Fund with technical assiatcne of Expertise France
Starting year 2021 – End Year 2024
FAST project is implemented within the framework of JET initiative (Youth, Entrepreneurship, and digital in Tunisia) and targets initiatives supporting entrepreneurship, in line with the need of the sectors in order to contribute to fight against unemployment and in order to inject dynamism in women entrepreneurship.

What kind of activity does this measure finance?

Creation of new businessesYes 
Strengthening of existing businessesYes 
Specific investments – specify type (i.e. innovation, research, environmental transition, hiring, internationalization, purchase of goods)No
Training activitiesYes
Other (specify) 

What type of financing is it?

Low-interest loan (indicate the repayment time and, if present, the requirement for collateral)
Non-repayable grant (indicate the percentage of non-repayable fund)Yes
Tax creditNo
Other (specify)No

How does the activation of the measure work?

One-stop means 
Call with closing dateX

Financial entity of the measure (indicate the resources allocated)

Overall amount5.5 million EUR
% facilitation for each recipientNo standard %
Minimum amount that can be financedn/a
Maximum amount that can be financed10.000 EUR
Origin of financial resources (European, State, Regional authority, Municipal authority, other)AFD (French Development Agency)

Type of funded social structure (indicate if belonging to a specific category is required in order, to access the measure)

FemaleOver 50Unemployed (specify any type)Disadvantaged groups (specify type)Youth (specify age range)Other (specify)
Company YesYesYesYesYesYes

Does the measure provide for accompaniment and training or only financial support?

Financial support + accompaniment/trainingX
Only Financial support

How many initiatives have been financed in the last 3 years and for what economic amount?

Number of initiatives   18Total economic amount   4,8 Million EUR
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