Irrestawra l-kazin: a PA fund to assist social and local community clubs

The Planning Authority together with the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning, have realised the significant financial repercussions on Social and Local Community Clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Planning Authority together with the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning, have realised the significant financial repercussions on Social and Local Community Clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Such clubs play an integral role in the social fabric of our towns, villages, and society as a whole. The aim of the recently launched 'Irrestawra l-Każin' grant scheme is to provide financial assistance at a time when such clubs have had a considerable reduction in their income, but still had to carry out maintenance works.

With an allocated fund of €250,000, the maximum amount that can be awarded to each Social and Local Community Club will not exceed €5,000. Eligible works are related to the maintenance of the premises and such works may have already been carried out, are still in progress or may still need to be carried out, such that all receipts are presented to the Planning Authority by the 15th of December 2021. Those works that require a planning permit are still expected to be covered by a valid permit.

Martin Saliba, Chairperson of the Executive Council at the Planning Authority, said that "Social and Local Community Clubs are visited regularly and bring communities together. We felt the need to help them out with their financial struggle and developed this scheme which falls under the recently launched ‘Irrestawra’ series of schemes. All such schemes have had a very good take-up and I believe that ‘Irrestawra l-Każin’ will do so too.’

Applications open on the 22nd of September and are on a first-come, first-served basis. The scheme will remain open until November 30th, or until the allocated budget is used up.

The conditions applicable to the scheme are available at pa.org.mt/irrestawra-kazin. Further information on the "Irrestawra l-Kazini" scheme can be obtained by calling on 22901554/22901555 or by emailing [email protected]

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