The Lebanon Enterprise and Employment Programme (LEEP) supports Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to help grow their business and increase employment by providing funding and Business Development Services (BDS). LEEP partners with Banks, Financial Institutions and BDS providers to enhance the SMEs access to finance, stimulate growth-oriented financing and provide them with quality business development services.

Loans
LEEP matches up to 50% of business loans ranging between $5,000 and $75,000, taken starting December 1,2018 onwards.

Private Investments (Self-financing and Equity-financing)
LEEP matches up to 50% of $5,000 to $75,000 of an investment made starting January 2020 onwards (though the full amount of the investment can be higher than $75,000).

The programme is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID)/UK Aid and implemented by Palladium.