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Title Term Definition Reference
Final recipient

A legal or natural person receiving financial support from a financial instrument.

Article 2(12) CPR
Financial instrument

Union measures of financial support provided on a complementary basis from the budget to address one or more specific policy objectives of the Union. Such instruments may take the form of equity or quasi-equity investments, loans or guarantees, or other risk-sharing instruments, and may, where appropriate, be combined with grants.

Article 2(p) FR; Article 37(7)(8)(9) CPR
Fund of funds

A fund set up with the objective of contributing support from a programme or programmes to several financial instruments. Where financial instruments are implemented through a fund of funds, the body implementing the fund of funds shall be considered to be the only beneficiary.

Article 2(27) CPR
Funding agreement Contract governing the terms and conditions for contribution from ESIF programme to financial instrument. This will be established between a managing authority and the body that implements the fund of funds or between a managing authority or the body that implements the fund of funds and the body that implements the financial instrument. Article 38(7) CPR