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The Foreign Aid Service

Raising funds to support vital works abroad

The Foreign Aid Service (FAS) raises support for the works of the Order around the world. With an annual dinner and emergency appeals throughout the year the money raised by FAS goes directly towards:

  • disaster and emergency situations through Malteser International or the Associations.
  • long-term sustainable support to the most needy: the persecuted, elderly and disabled people, refugees, the homeless and those with neglected diseases through the Global Fund for Forgotten People.

Staffed by volunteers, the FAS is low-cost and it benefits from the international reach and scale of the Order to be effective. We carefully select initiatives where the money raised can make a meaningful difference to the project and those who are helping.

Thanks to the work of the volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors, the FAS is able to donate all the money raised straight to the different projects.

These are some of the projects that have been funded in the past:

  • Lithuania: Training paramedics at school
  • Lebanon: medical supplies for Refugee families
  • Malteser International Appeal

PATRON: Mr Richard Fitzalan Howard


Cécile Coke (Chair),

Shireen Akrawi,

Marco Gubitosi

Maria Cristina Leproni

Eugenie van Nispen tot Sevenaer

Christian von Sanden



The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.