||The goal of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of subsidy programme OPPI 2007-2013 aimed at softening the impacts of the economic crisis 2007-2009 on small and medium enterprises and also to characterize the influence of this crisis on drawing on the funds from the subsidy programme OPPI. The intention of this paper is to explain why the small and medium enterprises are in financial difficulties and facing the problem with receiving credit during the financial crisis. It describes alternative funding using the subsidy from the European Union structural funds provided within the OPPI and the programmes of Českomoravská záruční a rozvojová banka (Czech-Moravian guarantee and development bank). In conclusion, a verbal analysis is used to evaluate the efficiency of the alternative anti-crisis measures in practice. The outcomes of the analysis are compared to the case study of the small enterprise.