public funding – aggregated data

Of this, they received € 349.56 million from direct and indirect budget users (ministries, municipalities, public agencies and institutes), and € 22,56 million from the Foundation for Funding Disability and Humanitarian Organizations (FIHO) and the Foundation for Funding Sports Organisations of Slovenia (FŠO). Of all funds remitted by budget users, 67,40 % (€ 235,59 million) were allocated to non-governmental organisations to which the state has acknowledged to be acting in the public interest. In 2019, 16.101 non-governmental organisations were successful in obtaining public budgetary funds, which amounts to 55,99% of all active non-governmental organisations.

 

Data on public funding of non-governmental organisations is based on the Treasury data on cash flows between the state (ministries, government departments, agencies, municipalities, public institutes, etc.) and non-governmental organisations (societies, institutes and institutions). The data also comprise data on society branches, on youth councils, and on religious communities having the humanitarian organisation status. The data exclude the associations, institutes and foundations that have been established by the Republic of Slovenia, municipalities or other public sector entities. 

 

THE VOLUME OF PUBLIC FUNDING OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN 2009 AND 2016–2019 IN €

  2009 2016 2017 2018 2019
ministries 78.367.362,86 75.165.646,06 85.260.689,57 99.915.370,41 129.490.338,09
municipalities 91.694.914,82 100.911.512,39 112.328.563,22 115.389.777,15 118.145.248,13
other budgetary users 68.394.840,98 83.642.376,54 88.068.700,57 91.545.129,61 97.196.556,32
Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia 3.178.250,65 3.879.270,98 4.186.317,25 4.564.739,84 4.729.002,67
FIHO and FŠO 30.153.292,80 19.805.973,11 20.863.839,70 21.743.621,32 22.565.949,57
total 271.788.662,11 283.404.779,08 310.708.110,31 333.158.638,33 372.127.094,78

FIGURE: PUBLIC FUNDING OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS BY MINISTRIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

 

 

The total amount of funds acquired by non-governmental organisations from public sources had been steadily increasing until 2011, when for the first time, a slight drop occurred in relation to the previous year. Since 2012, the amount has been fluctuating, but until 2016 always remained below the 2012 level. In 2018 and 2019 the growth continued. The total amounts of funds acquired by NGO's in 2019 was € 372,12 million, which is 11,70% increase in comparison to the previous year. The largest contribution to the overall increase is due to an increase in funding from the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, namely payments to personal assistance providers (under the Personal Assistance Act, which entered into force in 2019), mostly non-governmental organizations.

Fort he first time in 2019 non-governmental organisations overall acquired more from ministries than municipalities. Since 2003, the funds from ministries have been increasing, while they decreased between 2014 and 2016, and in 2017 they continued to grow again as before the fluctuations. More information on funding from ministries can be found here, and from municipalities here.For more information on funding of NGOs by ministries click here, and by municipalities here.

According to the field of activity of organizations, public funding included, among others:

  • 16 million for local and other cultural associations,
  • 48 million for hunting and fishing families,
  • 70 million for fire brigades and their associations,
  • 52 million for pensioners' associations and their associations
  • 58 million for Slovenian amateur and professional sports,
  • 58 million for the care of the disabled in disability associations,
  • 70 million for providers of social care programs (mental health programs, prevention of violence and alcoholism, assistance to the homeless, safe houses, intergenerational centers, etc.),
  • 35 million for diocesan Caritas and their institutes and societies
  • 17 million for the Slovenian Red Cross and its regional associations throughout the country,
  • 90 million for Catholic primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and dormitories,
  • 20 million for all other non-governmental kindergartens and schools.

In 2019 the largest recepients of public funds were the Slovenian Red Cross, (€ 6.11 million), the Slovenian Dystrophic Association (€ 5.78 million) and the Institute of St. Stanislav (5.21 million euros). The Grosuplje Regional Association of War Invalids Grosuplje (€ 1.08), the Lipnica Valley Development Institute (€ 1.08) and the Association of Dental Workers of Slovenia (€ 2.27) received the least public funding. You can find the first 100 non-governmental organizations that received the most funds in 2019 here.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC FUNDING OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS RELATIVE TO THE STATUS OF OPERATING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to data, the non-governmental organisations to which the state has acknowledged to be acting in the public interest, are highly successful in acquiring public funds. They comprise all organisations that obtained the decision to have been granted the status of operating in the public interest (e.g. societies with the status of a society in the public interest), or for which the law prescribes that their activity is in the public interest (e.g. charities). Although this refers only to 24,61 % of all non-governmental organisations, in 2019 they received 82,33 % of all funds remitted by ministries to non-governmental organisations (€106,61 million of 129,49 million) At the level of municipalities, the share is slightly lower, they received 72,85 % of all municipal public funds that were remitted to non-governmental organisations (€ 85,74 million of 118,14 million).

 

 

 

Source: KPKAJPESMNZ