Launch of Emergency Fund in Support of the Voluntary Sector

The COVID-19 Voluntary Organisations Emergency Fund (COVID-VOEF) is a fund managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS) with the support of the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations.


The COVID-19 Voluntary Organisations Emergency Fund (COVID-VOEF) Budget shall start with the allocation of €125,000.00.  This allocation may increase depending on support from third parties. Requests under this Fund shall not exceed the amount of €5,000.00.


The Purpose of COVID-19 Voluntary Organisations Emergency Fund (COVID-VOEF)

  1. The main purpose of this fund is to assist Voluntary Organisations in emergency situations arising locally as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. This fund is to assist registered and compliant Voluntary Organisations (VO) working in the voluntary sector by providing financial support in case of predicament or exceptional situations.
  3. Any other requests which are not considered as arising from emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic shall be deemed not eligible for funding support under this Fund.
  4. The main objectives of this Fund shall be to:
    1. Support VOs whose operation is related and essential for the the COVID-19 pandemic.
    2. Support VOs which, due to the  COVID-19 pandemic, may suffer irreparable damage to their organisation which may result in the closure of the same organisation.
    3. Support VOs which, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may face difficulties to retain and restart the operation at post pandemic stage.
  1. This Fund shall be allocated on a first-come-first-serves basis depending on the availability of funds.
  2. The Fund may be incremented should additional funds from other sources be made available.
  3. In any case the budget allocations cannot exceed the budget in hand at any point in time.


COVID-19 Voluntary Organisations Emergency Fund – GUIDELINES 2020


Application can be accessed of the VO Funding Portal through the following link: