APS supports a number of community projects and initiatives on an ongoing basis. These are generally selected for their significance to a specific sector of society such as youth or people with special needs, or to support specific areas of Maltese culture, such as music or visual arts. The Bank’s philosophy is to create partnerships that are just, sustainable and of mutual value and preference is given to umbrella organisations, federations or collective interest groups over individual endeavours. Through various direct initiatives, substantial support is given to charitable, voluntary and community projects that meet the Bank’s social support philosophy and our staff is encouraged to pursue various activities in voluntary work to take an active role in matters that are so vital to society at large.
The Bank contributes to public education and debate by sponsoring seminars and their proceedings which expound topical themes of general or specific interest. Int his way, it provides opportunities for the exhcange of ideas in a structured and cohesive manner and makes them available to a wider audience. Occasionally the Bank also publishes studies which consider critically parcticular issues concerining the dmographic, economic, social and political networkds in the Maltese Idlands and in the European Union. Such publications complement others which explore particular subjects related to Malta's rich cultural heritage.