Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities

July 2020

The fi-compass manual ‘Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities’ explores how to set up financial instruments in support of projects that seek finance through crowdfunding campaigns. This manual sets out to familiarise managing authorities and crowdfunding industry with each other, highlighting the mutual benefits of enhanced cooperation. Building on ground-breaking experiences in the EU, the manual analyses the challenges and opportunities of setting up financial instruments that are delivered alongside or through crowdfunding platforms. Financial instruments can help meet the growing liquidity needs faced by crowdfunding platforms, and build trust on the investors’ side.