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Malta & Charity

 

Malta is an Island in the Mediterranean and is well know for its kind-hearted people so much so that we’re even mentioned in the bible for our kindness and charity to those in need.

The Maltese people are very generous and hundreds of fundraising events are held during the year for different causes. Attend fundraising galas, barbeques at the beach, a try dive or a walk and contribute to doing something good for others while having a good time.

A strong voluntary and charitable society is an important tool for civil society and a fair and functional democracy. Charities and voluntary organisations in Malta are regulated and protected by the Voluntary Organisations Act of 2007 run by the NGO. The Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations was set up by this Act with the remit to fortify the voluntary sector through various initiatives with the specific aim of promoting the work of voluntary organisations (VOs) as well as encouraging their role as partners with the government in various initiatives. The crucial task of the Commissioner’s office is to give more visibility to the voluntary sector as well as to guarantee transparency and accountability of the organisations that compose it. To this effect, the Office of the Commissioner is also the regulatory authority responsible for this area with the goal of watching and supervising the activities of these organisations as well as supporting them.

Charities & Voluntary Organisations in Malta

The Maltese people have a history and a reputation for being highly involved in and for participating in a number of charities and voluntary initiations. Malta has seen the setting up of many philanthropic, charitable and educational institutions with the aim of assisting those with different needs.  Taking inspiration from the heritage passed over to us by the Knights Hospitalliers, many charities & voluntary organisations have aimed to help in preventing, intervening and treating people from alcohol and drug abuse, financially assisting those who are suffering from severe diseases, helping orphans and assisting the elderly and educating the needy.

According to the Voluntary Organisations Act, a Voluntary Organisation is an organisation which is created or established:

  • for any lawful purpose;
  • as non-profit making; and
  • is voluntary

The law also establishes a procedure for the enrolment of Voluntary Organisations in a ‘Register of Voluntary Organisations’. Enrolment requires the fulfillment of a number of requirements, including the submission of annual accounts and identification of the administrators of the organisation.  We are always looking for Honorary Founders so please join our cause

 

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Fundraising & charity events in Malta & Gozo

Support the Maltese and international organisations, attend a charity event and do your bit to make a difference – Have a look at our calendar