Govt to extend fund assistance to associations for community empowerment projects

Minister of Youth Empowerment Ibrahim Waheed (Asward) -- Photo/ Maldives Youth Hackathon

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Information and Art on Tuesday announced decision to extend financial assistance to local associations to execute community empowerment projects.

The ministry said, civil organizations or associations registered in accordance with the Associations Act and affilaited regulations will be eligible to submit proposals seeking financial support.

Interested associations are required to submit proposals by 13:00hrs on June 04, 2024.

Under the initial phase of the program, government aims to provide financial support for small, medium, and extensive community-centric initiatives by the associations.

Eligible and interested proponents may submit proposals at [email protected]. The proponents are required to submit the following supporting documents along with the proposals;

  • Registration Copy of the Association
  • National ID Card copies of all the individuals responsible in various components and aspects of the initiative
  • For projects listed under Island Development Plan, the consent letter from the relevant local council body
  • Other supporting documents of the initiative

The ministry said this loan support aims to encourage civil societies and associations in their continued efforts to empower local communities, endorse and assist in these endeavors and enhance involvement of the civil associations in the national development.