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The Governing Board approves the rules of the call for grants for more than 2,250,000 euros (08/08/2018)

The Local Government Board meeting today, Wednesday, August 8, under the presidency of Mayor Ana Belén Castejón, and which has been attended by the editors Juan Pedro Torralba, Obdulia Gómez, David Martínez Noguera and Francisco Aznar, has approved the basis for the call of grants worth more than 2,250,000 euros.

The package of aid covers the entire Council of the City Council.

The social groups of the municipality will have about one million euros in 2018, of which 490,000 euros will go to institutions and NGOs working in social action;

135,000 in disability groups;

another 145,000 euros for the collective of La Huertecica, framed in the Addictions and Drug Addiction Plan, and 65,000 for elderly clubs in Cartagena.

As well as 80,000 euros for subsidies to women's groups.

In addition, the projects for the revitalization of the commerce and the hotel trade will be able to choose to aid for value of 140,000 euros.

It is worth mentioning that, for the first time, the Support Plan for Investment in the Historical Area (PAICA) will also include merchants who carry out their activity in the municipal supply markets.

"Despite the fact that the Budget came into force on July 21, in less than 20 days the different municipal services have prepared the bases of competitive concurrence and direct allocation of a large part of the subsidies contained in the 2018 accounts. will allow neighborhood, business, social, sports, educational and cultural collectives to have municipal aid with normalcy in the last quarter of the year, "said Mayor Ana Belén Castejón.

Cultural, youth and sports projects

The Government Board has approved the signing of an agreement with the Cartagena Film Festival (FICC), which will involve a municipal contribution amounting to 70,000 euros.

In the same way, the subsidy received by the Association of Neighbors of Los Puertos de Santa Bárbara de Abajo for the maintenance of the Ethnographic Museum has been given the green light.

Likewise, the accession of Cartagena to the Regional Stage Plan 2019 has been approved, convened by the Institute of Cultural Industries and the Arts, which may also include artists and cultural collectives from Cartagena.

The sports groups of Cartagena will receive 545,000 euros and juveniles a total of 40,000 euros.




Promotion and revitalization of the business sector in Cartagena.


40,000 euros

Investment Support Plan for the Historic District (PAICA)


100,000 euros

Subsidies to promote activities and maintenance of premises and investment for Neighborhood Associations


188,500 euros

Subsidies for consumer associations that promote projects of orientation, education and consumer information activities


20,000 euros

Grants for sports organizations and associations


545,000 euros

Grants for social action institutions and NGOs

Social services

490,000 euros

Subsidies to prevent the exclusion of the Roma people

Social services

40,000 euros

Subsidies for groups and NGOs that work on community prevention

Social services

30,000 euros

Subsidies for groups and NGOs that work in universal accessibility programs

Social services

135,000 euros

Subsidies for NGOs based in Cartagena that work in international cooperation programs

Social services

85,000 euros

Grants for associations and clubs for the elderly

Social services

65,000 euros

Subsidies for women's groups and associations


80,000 euros

Subsidies for cultural programs and groups


24,000 euros

Subsidies for youth groups


40,000 euros

Subsidies for educational projects of pre-school and primary education centers


10,000 euros

Grants for educational projects of Secondary and FP centers


9,000 euros

Subsidies for neighborhood associations and festival commissions for the promotion of popular festivals


100,000 euros


2,001,500 euros




Association of Neighbors Ports of Santa Bárbara for maintenance of the Ethnographic Museum


4,500 euros

Colectivo La Huertecica within the Addictions and Drug Addiction Plan

Social services

145,000 euros

Agreement with the Cartagena International Film Festival


70,000 euros

Grants for Workshops of the Sea and summer activities for people at risk of social exclusion

Rascasa (26,946 euros) and Club de Regatas CT (2,400 euros)


29,346 euros

(same amount in 2019)


248,846 EUROS

Beaches without smoke

The Governing Board has also approved the implementation of a pilot program for the accession of Cartagena to the Red de Playas Sin Humo, specifically, in Playa Paraíso, in front of the Salinas de Marchamalo, and in Larga beach in the regional park of Calblanque

These beaches will be open access, will have specific signage and will be spaces in which the public will be made aware of the risks of smoking, although they will not contemplate economic sanctions for those who fail to comply with this recommendation.

The initiative is accompanied by an informative program that aims to raise awareness about the negative effects for both health and the environment.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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