Launch of experimental Fonds de confiance in Centre-Val de Loire

On 2 March in Blois Centre Actif and Caisse des Dépôts launched the regional Fonds de confiance (Trust Fund) and signed a financial agreement in the premises of a solidarity company (Valoria Service). The event gathered the public and private players working in the fields of entrepreneurship and of the Social and Solidarity Economy (ESS) sector.

EnterpriseMedical-social sector and solidarity

Social et solidaire
The SSE is greatly contributing to the development of jobs in Centre-Val de Loire and represents 10.5% of private jobs. Fonds de confiance is an addition of tools to encourage the emergence of new SSE companies.

Provided with €100,000 the fund is managed by Centre Actif for a trial of 3 years. The aim is to fund the maturation phase of 6 to 7 project studies, with a creation potential of at least 5 full time jobs (ETP) over 3 years.

The mechanism of Fonds de confiance consists of:

  • a social enterprise incubator, which provides a project manager with its network and support. In return, they receive assistance from the Fund and at least one other stakeholder to cover the project feasibility expenses;
  • a steering committee which ensures the monitoring and validation of the different stages of the project.


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The financial partners of the Fund are: Caisse des Dépôts, the Regional Council, Caisse d’Epargne, Crédit Mutuel du Centre, Fondation MACIF, Mutualité Française, Cress, Club régional des entrepreneurs ESS (Regional Club of SSE entrepreneurs) and Centre Actif.
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