In the aftermath of the COVID crisis, the France Active activity is showing a high growth regarding its financial and non-financial support to socially committed entrepreneurs. The French leading non-profit network in solidarity-based finance has raised almost half a billion in 2022 and supported 35 500 enterprises. This is a proof that entrepreneurship can address a social vision of the economy. Last year, the action of volunteers and employees of the network made it possible to create and safeguard 60,000 jobs.
100% OF THE NEW ENTREPRENEURS ARE JOBSEEKERS 37% among them are in a very fragile situation (long-term jobseekers, recipients of minimum social benefits, …). France Active pays attention to the fragile territories, that’s why it has also strengthened its support activity towards the entrepreneurs in priority urban neighbourhoods and rural areas. Those entrepreneurs who represented 25% in 2021 represent 30% in 2022.
WOMEN : one entrepreneur supported by France Active out of 2 is a woman (vs. 41% of the new entrepreneurs in France). The non-profit organization facilitates their access to credit via the guarantee “Egalité Femmes” and around 10 local programmes dedicated to non-financial support and connection.
YOUNG PEOPLE more and more young people are supported by France Active: 32% are under 30 years old (vs. 28.3% in 2021) 53% are high school graduate or under.
We’ve overcome the health crisis by focusing our effort on the entrepreneurs addressing social and environmental challenges. For the 35,500 supported enterprises, we are the only have to have such a defined vision of the entrepreneurs’ social commitment: job creation, territories development, environment, social connection and democratic governance are the five pillars driving their project and action.
In 2022, France Active focused its funding on two main missions:
Lastly, 83% 2 of the new entrepreneurs supported by France Active are still in operation 3 years after they were funded (vs. 74% for all the enterprises – INSEE data).
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