public funding – aggregated data

Of this, they received € 394.44 million from direct and indirect budget users (ministries, municipalities, public agencies and institutes), and € 21,59 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, 59,82 % (€ 235,95 million) were allocated to non-governmental organisations to which the state has acknowledged to be acting in the public interest. In 2020, 15.198 non-governmental organisations were successful in obtaining public budgetary funds, which amounts to 53,05% 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 2017–2020 IN €

  2009 2017 2018 2019 2020
ministries 78.367.362,86 85.260.689,57 99.915.370,41 129.490.338,09 180.965.462,59
municipalities 91.694.914,82 112.328.563,22 115.389.777,15 118.145.248,13 114.787.964,93
other budgetary users 68.394.840,98 88.068.700,57 91.545.129,61 97.196.556,32 91.356.499,30
Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia 3.178.250,65 4.186.317,25 4.564.739,84 4.729.002,67 7.337.600,31
FIHO and FŠO 30.153.292,80 20.863.839,70 21.743.621,32 22.565.949,57 21.595.961,39
total 271.788.662,11 310.708.110,31 333.158.638,33 372.127.094,78 416.043.488,52

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. From 2017 onwards the growth continued. The total amounts of funds acquired by NGO's in 2020 was € 416,04 million, which is 11,80% 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. The Ministry allocated € 65,71 million to non-governmental organizations for this activities.

In 2020 non-governmental organisations again 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 of NGOs from ministries can be found here, and from municipalities here.

In 2020 the largest recepients of public funds were the Institute for presonal assistance of Pomurje, (€ 7.72 million), the Institute Without Obstacle (€ 6.83 million) and Sonček – Cerebral Palsy Association of Slovenia (€ 6.77 million). The Association of Architects Krarh (€ 1.00), the Club for self-help and personal growth Tatja mi (€ 1.24) and the Association Yoga of everyday life Kranj(€ 1.61) received the least public funding. You can find the first 100 non-governmental organizations that received the most funds in 2020 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 21,16 % of all non-governmental organisations, in 2020 they received 65,90 % of all funds remitted by ministries to non-governmental organisations (€117,81 million of 180,96 million) At the level of municipalities, the share is slightly higher, they received 69,14 % of all municipal public funds that were remitted to non-governmental organisations (€ 79,36 million of 114,78 million).

 

 

 

Source: KPKAJPESMNZ