The Small Initiatives Support Scheme hereinafter referred to as ‘SIS’, is an initiative managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS), established under Article 35 of the Voluntary Organisations Act, (Chapter 492 of the Laws of Malta).
The MCVS is issuing this call for proposals under the SIS Scheme. The guidelines for the SIS Scheme 2024 are also published on the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector website (www.maltacvs.org). The guidelines constitute an integral part of the call for proposals.
The SIS Scheme is designed to assist applicants looking for funding for one off-event, or a series of events/activities arising from exceptional circumstances that are not considered annual events.
An enrolled Voluntary Organisation may only submit one application under either Action 1 or 2 of the SIS Scheme per deadline. The first application to be submitted is the one that will be considered for evaluation.
The general objectives establishing the SIS Scheme are the following:
- To stimulate cooperation and networking between voluntary organisations.
- To support the work of voluntary organisations as an integral part of civil society.
- To enhance the capacity building of voluntary organisations.
- Provide a platform from which to develop cooperation between voluntary organisations and the Government.
- To promote and encourage a culture of volunteering and participation in volunteer activities among people, especially children and youths, as an aspect of personal and social development.
- To foster cooperation in the volunteer sector with local and international bodies, entities or other persons for the encouragement and promotion of the development of volunteering programmes, initiatives, and activities.
- To encourage, in furtherance of the principle of subsidiary, non-governmental bodies and private entities or persons and local councils
to contribute to the promotion of volunteering in Malta.