The fund focuses on improving safety in fireworks factories as well as contributing to the betterment of the final product, especially due to the prominent role this industry plays in Maltese culture and celebrations.

Arts Council Malta is accepting proposals to help to strengthen this sector as well as make it more popular, both with locals and tourists alike.

The fund, which offers financial support to Maltese fireworks factories working on a voluntary basis, will allocate grants to fireworks factories in Malta to improve their infrastructure so that the volunteers can work in a safer environment. The aim is to improve safety both during the manufacturing process as well as during the letting off of the fireworks. The grant is also intended for volunteers to invest in resources to improve the safety of the Maltese pyrotechnic product.

Managed by Arts Council Malta within the Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, a total of EUR 170,000 was allocated for this fund for 2021. Proposals for a maximum of Euro 5,000 need to be submitted to the Council by not later than the 18th June 2021 at noon (12:00).

In order to qualify for this fund, the fireworks factories are required to come up with ideas and proposals on how they can achieve the upgrade of the factories themselves;

  • in equipment which improves safety during the letting off of fireworks
  • in machinery and tools which facilitate the manufacture of fireworks and make the process safer
  • in training resources related to health and safety in the manufacture of fireworks
  • in restoration of the fireworks factories
  • on fostering better collaboration between Maltese and European fireworks factories
  • on how they can invest in the infrastructure of the fireworks factories.

The fund is open to licensed fireworks factories registered as voluntary organisations. In the case of fireworks factories forming part of band clubs, the band club needs to be registered as a voluntary organisation.

For more information you may access the guidelines and regulations by clicking here.

To view the application template, kindly click here.

To register a profile, kindly follow this link.

Click here to apply.


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