The Voluntary Organisations Fund within the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS), established to assist and support enrolled voluntary organisations through education, management support and financial grants in terms of Article 37(3) of the VO Act is once more launching the ‘Small Initiatives Support Scheme’ or ‘SIS’ to support small initiatives by Voluntary Organisations.
Voluntary Organisations enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations can apply under the Small Initiatives Support Scheme for projects costing not less than €1,000 and not more than €3,000. The project should be completed within 12 months of the funding decision. 70% of the approved grant will be given to the promoter on signing of the agreement and the balance of 30% will be given to the promoter on closure of the project, including evaluation of the final report, and confirmation of receipts of declared expenditure and other relevant documentation.
Projects under the Small Initiatives Support Scheme encourages projects in areas such as training courses for volunteers or the public, events such as exhibitions, festivals etc., web sites, publications and other initiatives related to the voluntary sector.
The call for application for the Small Initiatives Support Scheme will open on Friday the 12th of October 2012 and will close on Friday the 9th of November 2012 at noon local time.
The Guide for Applications as well as the SIS Application may be viewed as from Friday the 12th October 2012 on the MCVS web site www.maltacvs.org by going to and follow the link http://www.maltacvs.org/vo-fund/small-initiatives-scheme/ or requested by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
An information meeting will be held on Wednesday the 17th of October 2012 at 5.30 p.m. at Dar l-Ewropa, St. Paul Street, Valletta. For more information contact Mr. Mauro Pace Parascandalo on e-mail email@example.com or telephone 25903891.