PRESS RELEASE BY THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND ANIMAL RIGHTS: Launch of the Conservation of Wild Birds Fund

Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Roderick Galdes has launched a funding scheme, which offers financial support in the form of grants to registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which are active within the domain of conservation of wild birds. Financial support under the Fund is available for projects that directly contribute to the conservation of wild birds, in accordance with the priorities of this funding scheme.

During the launch of the funding scheme, Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes announced that the new Fund will provide financial support for a broad array of priorities, all designed to benefit the conservation of wild birds. The fund will specifically support activities that help to contribute towards initiatives related to sustainable hunting, species reintroduction programmes, species and habitats conservation, training for personnel involved in the sector, scientific research, innovation, awareness raising and educational initiatives, the Parliamentary Secretary said.

According to funding scheme guidelines, the Fund will provide up to 80% of eligible project value, capped at a maximum of Euros 20,000 per project. The application form and guidelines can be found on the VO portal www.vofunding.org.mt which may also be accessed from www.environment.gov.mt and www.agriculture.gov.mt. Applications should be sent electronically through the VO funding portal www.vofunding.org.mt by noon of the 1st September 2017.

Source: Government of Malta