Other Funds 2014-2020

The EU Direct Funds Unit

The EU Direct Funds Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division (FPD) aims to ensure increased local participation and absorption of EU direct funds. EU direct funds refer to those funds that are centrally managed by the EU. For instance the Horizon Europe, Connecting Europe Facility and LIFE programmes are all examples of EU direct funds. In order to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are kept sufficiently informed, the EU Direct Funds Unit aims to promote and disseminate information on these programmes with the relevant market sector. Prospective applicants are guided towards the relevant funding opportunities and any additional support that may contribute towards enhancing the proposal’s chances of success is also provided.

An established network of National Contact Points (NCPs) acting as representatives for the different centralised funda is coordinated by this unit. NCPs are strategically located within suitable Government Ministries and entities and provide detailed information about their respective fund. An extensive list of direct funding options and their respective NCPs may be found here.

The EU Direct Funds unit is also the NCP for the following funds:

  • The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)
  • The European Solidarity Fund (EUSF)
  • The Innovation Fund
  • The TAIEX and Twinning Programme
  • The Emergency Support Instrument

Anyone looking for guidance on funding opportunities, especially EU centralised funds, is encouraged to contact the EU Direct Funds Unit at directfunds@gov.mt or +35622001108 and will be guided accordingly.

As explained above, NCPs should serve as the first point of contact to anyone seeking more detail about a particular EU direct fund.

One can find the full list of EU direct funds (2021 - 2027) and respective NCPs here: Contact details of National Contact Points for Direct management Funds





  • Provision of information on any queries on EU Funding 
  • One-to-one meetings with potential beneficiaries to discuss project proposals and identify EU funding possibilities
  • Practical advice related to project planning and design whilst ensuring eligibility of projects in relation to the call for proposals
  • Provision of specific technical assistance to help applicants in drawing up funding applications
  • Organisation of information sessions, workshops and training on EU funding
  • Dissemination of EU funding information through various media platforms

Contact email:  funding.meusac@gov.mt

Contact number: 2200 3300  

MEUSAC Website
MEUSAC Current EU Funding Opportunities 



Planning & Priorities Coordination Division (PPCD)

PPCD's main functions include it being the Managing Authority for ESIF 2014-2020, ​Managing Authority for the SME Initiative, Managing Authority for the Food and/or Basic Material Assi​stance Operational Programme, and overall Co-ordinator for the Programming of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013.

Contact email: info.ppcd@gov.mt

Contact number: 2200 1142

Facebook: www.facebook.com/IIYFMT/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IIYF_MT 

Description of Operational Programme I   
Description of Operational Programme II
Investing in your future website 



Business Enhance ERDF Grant Schemes

The Business Enhance Grants Schemes, part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020, seek to support enterprises when undertaking investment projects aimed at securing sustainable business growth, by becoming more competitive, innovative and become more resilient to market challenges. 

Contact email:  msd.meae@gov.mt

Contact number: 2200 1100

Website:  Business Enhance Website  




Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ is aimed at schools, further and higher education institutions, vocational education, adult education, youth and sport organisations actively involved in delivering formal and non-formal education, training, youth work and sporting activities. Erasmus+ offers opportunities to participants to gain experience and skills by studying, working, volunteering, teaching and training abroad. The programme also supports institutions and organisations to work with peers in other countries to innovate and modernise teaching practice and youth work.

Erasmus+ projects cover 5 sectors:

  • Higher Education
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Adult Education
  • Schools
  • Youth

Each Sector is divided into 2 Key Actions, whereas the youth sector is divided into 3.  Key Action 1 projects aim to encourage the mobility of students, staff, volunteers, youth workers, and young people, Key Action 2 projects support Partnerships, Capacity Building and Innovation and Key Action 3 projects support Policy Reform in the field of youth.

For more information about Erasmus+, including upcoming deadlines kindly contact the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA)

Contact email:  communications.eupa@gov.mt

Contact number: 2558 6130

Website:  EUPA website



Agriculture and Rural Payments Agency (ARPA)

Direct Payments contribute to sustain farming throughout the European Union’s whole territory by supporting and stabilising farmers' income, thereby ensuring the longer term economic viability of farms and making them less vulnerable to fluctuations in prices and providing basic public goods through their link with cross compliance.

Contact email:  arpa.mesdc@gov.mt

Contact number: 2292 6148

Website: Agriculture Direct Payments



Gal Xlokk Foundation

GAL XLOKK Foundation is one of the three Local Action Groups that has been selected to implement a Local Development Strategy within the Xlokk territory within the context of the LEADER programme for Malta (2014-2020). The aim of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life and economic prosperity in its territory. The Xlokk territory encompasses seventeen (17) rural localities situated along the south coast of Malta, extending from west to east and to the centre of the island.  

Contact email: info@galxlokk.com 

Address: GAL XLOKK Foundation 269, Main Street, Qormi QRM 1107 

Website:  GAL Xlokk website 


Gozo Action Group Foundation

The GAG encompasses the islands of Gozo and Comino.  The territory is made up of fourteen rural localities. The foundation aims to ensure the sustainable growth of important sectors such as tourism and agriculture in Gozo, both of which play an important part in the islands economic activity. 

Contact email: info@leadergozo.eu 

Address: 23, G.P.F Aguis De Soldanis Street, Victoria, Gozo 

Website: http://www.leadergozo.eu/


Majjistral Action Group Foundation

The Majjistral Action Group Foundation is responsible for the implementation of the LEADER programme within the north and west of Malta. The territory covered by this foundation is made up of sixteen rural localities. 

Contact email: 

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