Eligibility and Guidelines

We openly review all applications, keeping it fair and objective. If approved, we sign agreements with partners, setting clear expectations and ensuring transparency and accountability at every step.


The Melita Foundation’s board oversees its activities, strategy, budgets, policies, and performance to ensure effective operation and impact.

Our board

Tanya Sammut-

Professor Tanya Sammut-Bonnici, Chair of the Melita Foundation, is thejoint editor of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. Previously, she served as the Pro-Rector for Strategic Planning and Enterprise at the University of Malta and held leadership roles in various institutions focused on education, employment, finance, economics, and trade. Earlier in her career, Professor Sammut-Bonnici held managerial and executive positions in microelectronics, finance, and telecommunications.


Simon Montanaro, Vice Chair of the Melita Foundation, joined Melita when the company first opened its doors in 1991. He became the Chief Technology Officer in 2009. He held this role until he joined Melita’s Board of Directors in 2023.


Mireille Muscat joined Melita in 2010 as a Product Manager, subsequently advancing through various positions until assuming the role of Head of Marketing in January 2015 until 2023 where she oversaw the direction, engagement, and professional development of a team of marketing specialists. Mireille holds a BSc in Engineering from the University of Malta and has pursued further studies at RWTH-Aachen in Germany, Oxford College of Marketing, and INSEAD. She also serves as a distinguished member of the CTAM Europe Board.


Amanda Holmes joined Melita in 2017 following an extensive tenure of nearly two decades at Unilever. Her leadership in Brand and Communications equipped her with invaluable insights for her current role at Melita. Beyond her professional endeavours, Amanda has actively engaged in pro bono initiatives spanning the realms of Entrepreneurship, Environment, and Education. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, holding a BSc in Management Sciences, and has pursued advanced studies, obtaining an MSc in Executive Coaching from Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Gertrude Borg

Gertrude Borg Micallef began her journey with Melita in 2011, initially serving as a Legal Counsel before advancing to the position of Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs in 2018. In her current capacity, she is entrusted with the provision of legal guidance and oversight of regulatory adherence. Gertrude is a qualified lawyer with credentials including an LL.D and M. Juris in EU and Comparative Law from the University of Malta. Additionally, she holds membership in the Chamber of Advocates.


Maria Mallia started at Melita in 2007, working in the Credit Control Team. In 2013, she moved to Accounts Payables, and in January 2019, she became the Treasury & Banking Manager. Her main duties involve leading the Finance Payables Team and managing communication with banks. Maria completed her education at Ġ. F. Abela Junior College and holds a Higher National Diploma in Computing from MCAST.

The Funding Process

We focus on boosting digital skills, creativity and preserving our heritage and environment. Our selection process is transparent, prioritising projects that align with our goals and benefit beneficiaries. We consider factors like beneficiary count, applicant credibility, project feasibility, and risks to make impactful decisions.