Grants for actions for promoting stable debt advice services


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

The Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics. Specifically, the programme brings together aspects in order to streamline, exploit synergies and provide a better flexible, transparent, simplified and agile framework to finance activities aiming at a well-functioning sustainable internal market.

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Grants for actions for promoting stable debt advice services


The aim of this call for proposals is to facilitate the consumers’ access to debt-advice services in a stable base in a number of Member States where the availability and the quality of debt-advice services is currently insufficient, inadequate or completely lacking.

Detailed Call Description

Τhis specific call for proposals aims at achieving the following policy objectives:

  • Increase the accessibility of debt advice services to EU consumers. This objective may be substantiated through actions aimed at raising the awareness of the interested stakeholders on the key role of debt-advice to remedy consumer over indebtedness and by increasing the possibilities for consumers to refer to existing or newly created debt-advice reference points in their cities.
  • Improve the operational effectiveness of the structures for providing debt advice services to EU consumer, including through the creation or the strengthening of specific networks of experts, technicians and debt-advisors.

In order for these objectives to be achieved, the applicant, in its proposal, will have to list and explain in detail all proposed activities, explain in detail how all the proposed activities will manage to achieve the objectives and how concretely these activities will be performed. These eligible activities are:

  • Debt advice networks support
  • Reinforcement of the operational effectiveness of debt advice Structures
  • Awareness and information campaigns

Every proposal will have to refer to one single Member State from the above mentioned 13 EU Member States.

(Further details for the applications see p.8 of the Call document)

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The maximum co-financing rate for grants covered under this call is 95%.

Thematic Categories

  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


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(Publish Date: 24/06/2021, for internal use only)