Active Citizens Fund
The overall objective for the ACF Malta is to have ‘Civil Society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered’. ACF Malta shall also contribute to the achievement of the objective of the EEA and Norway Grants, to reduce economic and social disparities, and to strengthen bilateral relations between Malta and the donor states. ACF Malta reflects the firm recognition of the sector’s role as a fundamental building block of democratic governance, human rights and social cohesion across Europe.
The Active Citizens Fund
Solidarity Overseas Service Malta (SOS Malta) acting as the Fund Operator (FO) for the Active Citizens Fund NGO Programme in Malta (ACF Malta) is announcing an open call for proposals to increase citizen participation in activities fostering human rights and social inclusion.
The Active Citizens Fund is implemented within the EEA and Norway Grants 2014–2021 and has a total budget of € 15 million granted by the Donor States of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The total amount designated for grant support for Malta is € 369,000.
The overall objective of the ACF Malta is to strengthen civil society and active citizenship and to empower vulnerable groups. ACF Malta shall also contribute to the achievement of the objective of the EEA and Norway Grants, that is, to reduce economic and social disparities and to strengthen bilateral relations between Malta and the donor states.
The Active Citizens Fund recognizes the fundamental role that the civic sector plays in ensuring democratic governance, human rights and social cohesion across Europe. ACF Malta, thus, financially supports citizens’ initiatives to boost collaboration, education and further development of the capacities of the civic sector.
Application forms (including Annexes I, II and III) can be downloaded from the https://activecitizensfund.mt/ website.
The deadline for applications is the 23 July 2021 at 12:00pm (noon).
FUND OPERATED BY SOS MALTA
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