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Small grants

Hans Blankert Fund
Small grants from the Hans Blankert Fund are available for SMEs that have been visited by a senior expert. The fund is most often used for the purchase of used capital goods, such as machines that are still in good shape. The average grant is € 2,500 euros. To apply, please contact the senior expert that has visited you.

Credit Coordination Committee, support in finding finance
Experts are during a project regularly faced by the need for the financing of working capital. This could be prompted by investments advised by the expert, the restructuring of financing, or funds required for expansion of the company. With this in mind, PUM has formed the Credit Coordination Committee. The committee focus both on 'domestic' donors such as Agriterra, Oikocredit, Cordaid and FMO; and 'foreign' donors such as the World Bank, EBRD and EU.

Approach
The entrepreneur must initially seek to acquire the necessary resources from the own bank, friends, family or suppliers. Should that be insufficiently successful, the PUM expert will provide assistance by approaching local donors, whether or not by engaging the embassy. If that too does not have the desired result, the expert can on behalf of the entrepreneur file a request with the Credit Coordination Committee. This request must be substantiated by a financing plan and a thorough business plan. On accepting the request, the Credit Coordination Committee will mediate in finding the most suitable source of financing. This could take the form of an equity participation, loan, guarantee or donation. Another option is that you file a request with the Credit Coordination Committee of PUM to assist in approaching donors.

Members
The Credit Coordination Committee consists of 4 persons with a background in the world of finance, namely Hans Luursema, Eltjo Kok, Wim Boone and Maurits van der Ven. Objective of the Committee is to match supply and demand in the acquiring of financial resources.

Further information
For further information, contact the Credit Coordination Committee by email: credit.committee@pum.nl