MFA allocates €537,000 for club assistance schemes

The Malta FA has allocated a budget of €537,000 for three club assistance programmes – the Facility Maintenance Scheme, Clubs Administrator Scheme and the Development Pot.

Thanks to the Facility Maintenance scheme, which has a fund of €106,000, member clubs can apply for yearly financial grants to cover expenses related to general maintenance at their facilities.

The Young Players Development scheme, which has a pot of €277,000, is aimed at encouraging clubs to promote young homegrown talent. Clubs benefit from financial incentives for every young player aged Under 21 (there are additional incentives for fielding Under-19 players in the National Amateur League) who plays an established amount of minutes during a league match.

The Clubs Administrator Scheme, for which there is a budget of €154,000, offers financial assistance to clubs that employ a qualified administrator with the allocated grant based on their status (professional or amateur). To this end, the Malta FA is currently organising the fourth edition of the Certificate in Football Administration (CFA) which is being held online.

Applications for these schemes, which will come into effect from January 2021, opened in the past days.