Less money for selected NGOs in 2018

State support for NGOs has been lowered by 586 million crowns as opposed to the government’s original plan, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told journalists on Wednesday. There should be less money for NGOs linked to the education sector but more for those active in the field of social services.

Overall state support for NGOs should rise year-on-year by approximately 800 million. The government is also planning lay-offs in state administration. Over 1,300 positions will be scrapped, many of which have been unfilled for some time.