The Ministry of Finance and Employment announces that the grant for a refund of deposits paid for weddings and civil union ceremonies announced in 2020 as part of the Economic Regeneration Plan will be extended from 1 from January 2021 to 31 December 2021.
Minister Clyde Caruana said, “The government is aware that because of the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, couples who had their wedding or civil union ceremony planned during these months had to reschedule the date resulting in the loss of some deposits paid. Therefore, as a government we are intervening again and extending this grant for the course of 2021 as well. As promised, we will continue to provide to our people all the assistance required to continue to alleviate the impact of the pandemic on families.”
The Minister said that for the first time, those couples who got married but cancelled their reception will also benefit from this grant. There is an allocation of € 2 million for this scheme and it will remain in force until this allocation is fully utilized. Each couple can benefit up to € 2,000 and can only apply once.
The eligible criteria for this measure are:
- Couples whose wedding / civil union ceremony was originally expected to take place between 8 March 2020 and 31 December 2021.
- Couples who had paid deposits on goods and services related to their wedding / civil union ceremony as evidenced by the documents submitted.
- Those who will provide the services for the new wedding date may be different from those booked for the first wedding date.
For more information and to apply, one should visit the site: https://finance.gov.mt/en/Services/Pages/Grants.aspx