The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS) is committed to its legally recognised responsibility to act as the voice on behalf of VOs in Malta & Gozo. Earlier this week the council presented its position to the Hon Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Sports, Recreation and Voluntary Organisations and the Hon Kevin Cutajar, Shadow Spokesperson for Voluntary Organisations through a document (https://maltacvs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/MCVS-Report-on-Public-Collections-and-Charity-Shops-Regulations-Final-Draft-with-recommendations-3.pdf ) including also recommendations brought forward by the sector itself.
The Council believes that through communication and discussion with the legislator, our proposals will be accepted, and agreement will be reached before these regulations become enforceable in July 2021. To this effect the Council yesterday met with the Hon. Grima to initiate discussions on these regulations. The MCVS stresses that the regulations are there to be followed and as such, is obliged to ensure that any regulations are fair with all stakeholders involved. The Voluntary Sector is the backbone of our Society with genuine values and any breaking of the law would tarnish the good reputation voluntary organizations have built over the years.
The MCVS is committed to continue to work with all stakeholders towards the desired positive outcome for the benefit of the Voluntary Sector
Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector