MDB issues new scheme with revised collateral requirement after the Malta Chamber of SMEs highlights difficulties
23 September 2020
Following problems flagged by members on accessing the MDB loan scheme, the Malta Chamber of...
LIFE+ Programme is the European Union's financial
instrument supporting environmental policy. Although there are other programmes
that relate to the environment, LIFE+ is the only EU funding programme that is
specifically and entirely dedicated to improving the environmental wellbeing of
The current LIFE+ programme contains three main
strands, namely, Nature and Biodiversity, Environmental Policy and Governance,
and Information & Communication.
LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity
This strand deals with best practices or
demonstration projects that contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and
to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives. Funding depends on
the scope of the project together with the means proposed to meet its
LIFE+ Environmental Policy and
The strand co-finances demonstration or
innovative projects that contribute to:
The implementation of Community environmental policy.
development of innovative policy approaches, technologies, methods and
knowledge base as regards environment policy and legislation.
monitoring of environmental pressures.
strand carries a maximum co-financing rate of 50%.
LIFE+ Information & Communication
LIFE+ Information & Communication co-finances
projects that implement communication and awareness raising campaigns on
environmental, nature protection or biodiversity conservation issues, as well
as projects related to forest fire.
The strand also prioritises the dissemination of
information, raising awareness and the development of skills on environmental
matters. A maximum co-funding rate of 50% applies under this strand.
The current phase of the LIFE+ programme comes to an
end this year, and the call for proposals is open till 25 June 2013.
More information can be obtained from http://www.lifeplus.gov.mt
The national contact point for LIFE+ is the Tourism
and Sustainable Development Unit.
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).