The aim of Initiative Calaisis is to provide free assistance to creators and buyers of businesses in the Calais region by granting them loans on trust without interest or guarantees. We finance all types of business start-ups and buyouts, which create a minimum of one job, with the exception of associations.
The granting of a loan is based on a relationship of trust between the creator/buyer of the business and our platform.
This loan on trust consolidates the funds of the business creators/buyers themselves as well as facilitating access to bank loans.
If we grant a loan on trust, our role does not stop there. We also monitor and guide our business creators/buyers in their first few years of activity through the support of a sponsor.
Since 1990, Initiative Calaisis has granted 1,008 loans on trust totalling €5,552,777. Through these loans, we have also enabled the creation or securing of 1,402 jobs (figures as of 23 June 2015).