The Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations was set up by the Voluntary Organisations Act 2007 with the task to strengthen the voluntary sector through various initiatives with the specific aim of promoting the work of VOs as well as encouraging their role as partners with the government in various initiatives. All voluntary organisations may apply for enrolment under the Voluntary Organisations Act.
Whilst Voluntary Organisations are NOT obliged to enrol, enrolling will however allow such organisations to:
– make collections without the need for further authorisation
– benefit from grants, sponsorships or other financial aid provided by the Voluntary Organisations Fund or the Government.
– immediately take advantage of policies and legislation supporting voluntary action that may be initiated by the Government or other related entities
A voluntary organisation will be enrolled with the Commissioner if it qualifies as a voluntary organisation under article 3 of the Voluntary Organisations Act. Successful enrolment subjects the organiastion to various requirements including the submission of annual accounts and the identification its members.
NOUV is in a position to assist Voluntary Organisations in the application for enrolment in accordance with the Voluntary Organisations Act.
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