€ 500,000 for environmental projects of local communities, NGOs
The Environmental Resources Authority has allocated € 500,000 in funds for environmental projects by local councils, NGOs and educational institutions.
These funds are intended for projects that promote environmentally friendly infrastructure, afforestation and environmental restoration, protection of biodiversity and nature, urban greening and initiatives for the conservation and restoration of areas. sensitive near urban areas.
ERA CEO Michelle Piccinino said such projects can qualify for a grant of up to € 100,000.
The program, called Better Environment in Our Local Urban Spaces (BELLUS), will be open for proposals between July 1 and September 30.
Piccinino said the goal of the program is to foster community participation in green projects.
Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia said the funding was one of many initiatives to promote the ‘greening’ of Malta and Gozo.
He said that despite constant criticism from ERA, the authority is doing a good job and reaping results.
“We continue to invest in our environment, our well-being and the quality of life of all families on our islands. Our country continues to face a number of challenges, especially environmental ones, which is why the need for innovative, sustainable and green projects is more important than ever.
“The government continues to invest in the population as it has done in recent years, and this fund gives a chance to public entities, local councils and voluntary organizations to present their projects to improve the local environment and safeguard our islands, ”said the Minister.
This first round of funding is part of a larger multi-million euro fund administered by ERA for environmental initiatives.
Further information on the BELLUS program can be obtained by e-mail at [email protected] or era.org.mt.
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