Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020

The important role of NGOs in pushing forward the sustainable development agenda has always been recognised. NGOs through their activities are contributing in the planning of economic, social and environmental policies. Such input is essential to move forward and change challenges into opportunities for further social cohesion while ensuring a higher and more dignified standard of living for all members of Maltese society.

In this regard, in 2017 the Sustainable Development Fund was set up for voluntary and non-governmental organisations which are actively involved in different economic, social and environmental areas and which through their work these organisations contribute to the aim of reaching the SDGs. The first call for project proposals was issued on 13 November 2017. This fund helps to ensure responsibility so that everyone’s decisions and actions lead to Sustainable Development including the civil society.