Training Sponsorships for Voluntary Organisations - 3RD CALL

Designed to offer training sponsorships abroad to support employees/members of Voluntary Organisations that support disadvantaged and/or vulnerable groups.

A number of sponsorships to attend training courses, job shadowing, conferences/seminars/ workshops abroad (please refer to section 2 for more detailed information on the types of mobilities) are being offered under  Knowledge, Training, Communications and Support Measures in Support of Vulnerable Groups that is being led by the Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity (hereinafter referred to as MFCS).

The sponsorships will be funded under the European Social Fund (ESF), Operational Programme II - Investing in human capital to create more opportunities and promote the wellbeing of society’ for the 2014-2020 programming period.

Eligible to apply for these opportunities are official members and employees of registered voluntary organisations, that are enrolled and compliant with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations and that are active in the field of the provision of support and services for disadvantaged and/or vulnerable groups.

The main objectives of the Training Sponsorships for Voluntary Organisations are:

  1. Promote and facilitate the acquisition of skills and competencies for volunteers/employees to address the needs of vulnerable/ disadvantaged groups.
  2. Foster quality improvements in the services and initiatives implemented by voluntary organisations for the benefit of vulnerable/disadvantaged groups.
  3. Facilitate lifelong learning opportunities and continuous professional development for volunteers/employees working with vulnerable/disadvantaged groups.
  4. Enhance the international dimension of education and training, through cooperation with organisations and training institutes that work with or specialise in the provision of services for vulnerable/disadvantaged groups.
  5. Foster transnational cooperation across difference regions of the world through the sharing of good practices and cooperation.
  6. Empower volunteer organisations and improve the quality of volunteering.


Friday, 1st June 2018 at NOON


Tuesday, 4th September 2018 at 5:00pm at the Valletta Volunteer Centre, 181 Melita Street Valletta. (To be Confirmed)


Guidelines ESF.02.063-Training Sponsorships for Voluntary Organisations 2018