In 2003, non-governmental organisations were allocated € 166,76 million of public funds, and in 2017, € 310,71 million, which is an increase by almost three quarters.
Of this, they received € 289,84 million from direct and indirect budget users (ministries, municipalities, public agencies and institutes), and € 20,86 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, 68,17 % (€ 197,59 million) were allocated to non-governmental organisations to which the state has acknowledged to be acting in the public interest. In 2017, 15.566 non-governmental organisations were successful in obtaining public budgetary funds.
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 excludes the associations, institutes and foundations that have been established by the Republic of Slovenia, municipalities or other public sector entities.