The aim of the Newspapers Support Scheme is to support the quality assurance of content related to arts, culture, and heritage in print newspapers.

Fully cognisant of the sector’s current situation with limited financial and human resources, the scheme seeks to support and facilitate ways and means how to address the present challenges.

The proposed scheme is divided in two strands:

Strand 1 aims at supporting linguistic services for print newspapers in the Maltese language. Newspapers published in Maltese will benefit from financial support towards linguistic development including orthography and improvement of journalistic expression in terms of style, clarity, syntax, and semantics.

Elements like conciseness, political correctness, clear articulation, and analytical thinking may be addressed professionally and in line with international standards.

Strand 2 aims at supporting expenditure for the creation of regular arts, culture, and heritage content designed to disseminate knowledge to readers about cultural aspects via features, articles and pictorial material in view of promoting events and projects to attract new audiences.

Print-based media in Malta is encouraged to feature recognition towards the importance of arts, culture, and heritage as seminal contributors to citizens’ wellbeing in contemporary society.

The scheme supports the below activities:

Strand 1:

- Attendance to proofreading courses in the Maltese language;
- Attendance to refreshers instruction courses in the use of the Maltese language and its constant evolvement;
- Instruction in idiom and stylistic qualities for journalistic writing in the Maltese language for print media;
- Outsourcing of linguistic services such as subber and proofreading services.

Strand 2:

- Attendance to short courses in Maltese and/or English language studies, journalism, and creative writing for the print media;
- Publication of advertorial material promoting arts, culture, and heritage;
- Remuneration for editors and/or contributors of pages and supplements dedicated to arts, culture, and heritage content that feature on a regular basis;
- Writing of reviews and critiques of activities related to arts, culture, and heritage such as exhibitions, performances, tours, and television productions.

All beneficiaries of Strand 2 must include a minimum of 25 double-page spreads in each print newspaper, annually, costing €250 covering arts, culture, and heritage content.

Who can apply?

The grant is open to undertakings and voluntary organisations that carry out an economic activity within the meaning of Article 107 TFEU, as well as those applicants that do not carry out an economic activity within the meaning of Article 107 TFEU.

Applicants must qualify as one of the following:
• Company registered with the Malta Business Registry;
• Voluntary organisation enrolled with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations. 

Applicant must be the legal representative of a printed newspaper media company or similar organization producing printed newspapers provided that they have an editor registered with the DOI here


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 23rd May 2023 at noon. Late application cannot be accepted.


Click here to download guidelines and click here to download application form template. 

Applicants are required to register a new profile as from January 2021. 

Apply here.