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Helsinki quick grants

The City of Helsinki has formed quick grant to promote new kinds of activities, togetherness and remote work digitally or otherwise. The total amount of the quick grant is 300 000 euros, and the maximum amount per applicant is 5 000 euros.

The aim of the quick grant is to quickly utilize new innovative and digital ways of participation for the citizens. The application period is continuous and will begin on Monday Marc 23. Processing the applications will be prioritized. More detailed information is available on the website of culture and leisure sector.

-> Quick grants for projects in the field of arts and culture
-> Quick grant for projects for youth activities
-> Quick grants for projects in sports

The City of Helsinki will not recover already granted subsidies for arts and culture

Because of the closures and cancellations of activities caused by the coronavirus the city has decided not to call back the grants that have already been awarded to culture and leisure. The Culture, Sport and Youth sections of the City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division will provide you with more detailed directives and information about decisions during the spring 2020.

The grants can be moved to be used later, even up to the spring of next year, or the content of the activities can be altered with a low threshold. The city acknowledges the situation, is flexible with the use of the grants, and understands that circumstances have changed and become more difficult.

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The city of Helsinki supports the mental and physical wellbeing, active citizenship and general knowledge of the city's residents:

Culture

Helsinki awards approximately 17 million euros a year in grants to art and culture. Arts and culture grants are available for both continuous and project-based activities. Development grants may be applied for projects intended to last for 1–3 years. In addition, the City awards grants to educational institutions that provide basic arts education. For more information on the grant criteria and application instructions:

Go to Grants for Culture main page

Apply online via the City of Helsinki’s E-services (asiointi.hel.fi)


Sports

The City of Helsinki grants approximately 7 million euros in subsidies each year. The subsidy categories for sports clubs that meet the award criteria are: operating subsidy, facility usage subsidy, subsidy for other sports promotion associations, orienteering map subsidy, and transport subsidy for pensioner groups and special groups.  For more information on the grant criteria and application instructions:

Go to Grants for Sports main page

Apply online via the City of Helsinki’s E-services (asiointi.hel.fi)


Youth Activities

Helsinki-based associations engaged in youth work are supported by the Youth sub-committee. The Youth sub-committee’s decisions to award subsidies are more based on using them to support rather than maintain operations, which means that all the associations must also raise funds themselves to ensure the continuity of operations. The types of subsidies, awarded on an annual basis, are: operating subsidy, wage subsidy, holiday season camp subsidy, and project-specific subsidies. For more information on the grant criteria and application instructions:

Go to Grants for Youth Activities main page

Apply online via the City of Helsinki’s E-services (asiointi.hel.fi)


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