As a general rule, the total amount of municipal funding of non-governmental organisations has been growing for the past ten years. 2011, 2013 and 2020 were the only exceptions when drops occurred relative to the preceding years. Throughout the period 2003-2018, non-governmental organisations received more public funds by municipalities than they did by ministries. From 2019 onwards, the funds from ministries surpassed those of municipalities.
Municipalities that allocated the highest amounts of funds to non-governmental organisations are the City of Ljubljana (€ 18,47 million), followed by City of Maribor (€ 6,13 million), City of Koper (€ 2,81 million), City of Kranj (€ 2,72 million), and City of Celje (€ 2,38 million). In general, urban municipalities are at the forefront of municipal funding of NGOs. In 2021, 12 urban municipalities (of the total of 212 Slovenian municipalities) remitted to non-governmental organisations a combined share of 34,56 % of all municipal funds for NGOs (which is € 43,30 million of € 125,30 million).
In 2021 11.142 non-governmental organisations recieved funds from municipalities, which amounts to 38,93 % of all active non-governmental organisations.
THE VOLUME OF PUBLIC FUNDING OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS BY MUNICIPALITIES IN 2009 AND 2016–2021 (in Slovenian)
Source: KPK, AJPES, MNZ