Active Citizens fund in Malta call for proposals covers the two main outcomes envisaged for ACF Malta, with NGOs being encouraged to come up with innovative activities and solutions to problems pertaining to the following:

  • Outcome 1 – Increased support for human rights and social inclusion

The projects that will be selected under Outcome 1 will aim to increase the awareness and advocacy for human rights and social inclusion, support inter-generational dialogue, provide education on human rights, increase the knowledge and awareness of intercultural competence and cross-cultural sensitivity, and counter-speech to curb hate speech and negative stereotypes.

  • Outcome 2 – Increased citizen participation in civic activities

The projects that will be selected under Outcome 2 will aim to increase citizen involvement in public decision-making, increase civic participation and provide education in media literacy for VO’s and the general public.

ACF Malta seeks to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of the civil society sector through all projects under all areas of support being required to set aside a minimum of 5% of their grant to improve their financial management capacity.

Asylum-seekers and migrants is one of the target group of the programme and it shall be ensured through the open call that projects focusing on this target group are supported.

Partnership with donor country organizations is encouraged.

Size and duration of grants

The projects that will be selected will have to correspond to one of the two outcomes with:
● a minimum budget of € 13,666,67 i.e. opting for € 12,300 ACF Funding (90%) and
● a maximum budget of € 34,166.67 i.e. opting for € 30,750 ACF Funding (90%) per project proposal

The duration of the projects submitted under the ACF Malta call shall be not less than 12 months and not more than 36 months of operation.


The deadline for applications is the 25th January 2020 at 12:00pm (noon).

For more information about the call, eligibility criteria, selection process and guidelines for applicants please visit the ACF Malta website.