The Restoration Funding Scheme aims at providing financial support for the repair i.e restoration, and conservation of internal and external cultural property immovables including but not limited to altars, apertures, architectural décor, gilding and frescoes of churches falling under the confines of a Parish Church under the Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo.

The immoveable cultural property needs to fall under the definition of cultural heritage and needs to have existed for 50 years or more as per the Cultural Heritage Act of Malta.

Who can apply?

The applicant should be the legal representative of the organisation. Please make sure that you provide the Voluntary Organisation number of your organisation, and that you identify the person/group of people leading the project, as applicable. The Voluntary Organisation must be based in Malta or Gozo and operating in the Maltese islands.

Applicants must qualify as one of the following: Restoration of Religious Artefacts Funding Scheme 

• Cultural organisations, in localities around Malta and Gozo, enrolled as Voluntary Organisations – including, but not limited to, band clubs, associations, and foundations

• Enrolled Voluntary Organisations promoting and preserving cultural heritage (whether tangible or intangible) in a locality or region in Malta and Gozo. 

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


The deadline to apply is Tuesday 7th December 2021 at noon. Late applications cannot be accepted.

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

To apply for this scheme click here.

Results for the Restoration Funding scheme 2020 are available here