Animal Welfare Fund 2024

The fund is targeted to non-government, not-for-profit Voluntary Organisations that improve the welfare of animals.

Closing Date:
Fri 19th Jul 2024
07:00:00 PM

The Animal Welfare Fund will make use of €85,000 to financially assist non-government, not-for-profit Voluntary Organisations that improve the welfare of animals. These include animal sanctuaries, organisations promoting responsible animal ownership and awareness and groups that provide animal support services.

This initiative fulfils the Government’s electoral manifesto that explicitly promised the setting-up of an Animal Welfare Fund to assist Voluntary Organisations that are active in this field. The Animal Welfare Fund - Grant Support Scheme has been purposely set up to translate this into a reality.

Financial Aid will be granted on three priority areas:

Priority Area 1

Education on care, research and outreach on animal welfare having a €25,000 budget. Each applicant may benefit from a maximum grant of €3,000.

Priority Area 2

Contribution towards specific expenses such as medical supplies, food and other items (e.g. litter) required for the care and treatment of stray animals having a €35,000 budget. Each applicant may benefit from a maximum grant of €5,000.

Priority Area 3

Training for rehoming services including transport costs to relocate animals abroad having a €25,000 budget. Each applicant may benefit from a maximum grant of €2,000.

The grant support scheme is managed by the Animal Welfare Directorate (AWD). A Committee will also be set up to approve or reject project proposals based on the recommendations of the Directorate. The Committee will be made up of four (4) members appointed by the Permanent Secretary MAFA. The Committee shall be assisted by a secretary to be appointed by the Director Animal Welfare.

Any further queries regarding this scheme and application process may be referred to the Animal Welfare Directorate.

E-mail to awschemes.mafa@gov.mt or by calling on 22924135.


Guidelines

    Animal Welfare Fund Guidelines 2024

    Results

      Animal Welfare Fund Results 2022