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Council of Ministers approves JD24.5 million to fund non-profits in 2024

By JT - Jun 10,2024 - Last updated at Jun 10,2024

AMMAN — Foreign funding provided to non-profit organisations, companies, and cooperative societies approved by the Council of Ministers during the past five months of 2024 to implement 146 projects, amounted to approximately JD24.5 million.

The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation noted on Monday on its website that the percentage of funding for non-profit companies during the past five months amounted to 56 per cent, while associations registered in the associations register obtained 43.8 per cent and cooperative societies obtained 0.2 per cent of the total financing, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

In project numbers, 39 non-profit companies received funding worth JD13.7 to implement 48 projects, and 73 associations received JD10.7 million to implement 97 projects.

The average funding for each project was JD291 thousand for non-profit companies, compared with JD110 thousand for association projects.

One of the cooperative societies received an amount of JD52,000 per project.

According to the ministry, the sectors of youth, social protection, economic development and women’s empowerment were among the most important priorities for foreign funding for civil society organisations during the past five months.

The youth sector came first among sectors, with a value of JD6,486 million, or 26.5 per cent, while the social protection sector received JD5,461 million, or 22.4 per cent.

The economic development sector received JD2.136 million, or 8.7 per cent, and the women’s empowerment sector received JD1.8 million, or 7.7 per cent. The health, healthcare, infrastructure, and agriculture sectors were a lower priority for civil society organisations or donor communities.

Regarding donors, the US topped the list of foreign financing providers during the past five months with 43.7 per cent, followed by the European Union with 10.8 per cent, then Switzerland with 7.5 per cent.

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