EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (SSF)

Any donor
International Finance Institutions
Geographical focus: 
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Energy in Tourism
Infrastructure in Tourism
Trade, Investment and Competitiveness in Tourism
Intro text: 
The EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (SSF) is a multi-donor fund established to complement existing funding for projects which do not fit in with the donors’ priorities. It is administered by the EBRD and the European Neighbourhood Investment Facility.

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Geographic focus

Early Transition Countries (ETC) and Western Balkans

Who can apply?

Public sector entities and private sector companies.

Objectives and activities

Objective: SSF provides flexible and timely assistance to banking operations across the transition region in response to the global financial crisis and in support of the EBRD’s Sustainable Energy Initiative.

Activities:  It provides flexibility, predictability, and additional funding for multi-donor funds where the SSF can provide co financing. Moreover, the SSF has introduced valuable funding predictability by removing bottlenecks in the project development process. The fund targets various sectors such as infrastructure, sustainable energy and enterprise development.

Type and level of funding

The SSF, established in 2008, is endowed by the resources of the net income of the Bank. Having allocated €150 million to the Fund for the period 2011-13, the Bank approved an additional €65 million for 2014-15.

Financial assitance is provided in the form of technical cooperation, investment grants, incentive payments and equity participation.