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Frequently asked questions about Helsinki quick-grants

How can I apply for the Helsinki quick-grants?

Sign in to the City of Helsinki’s e-Services and fill in the Youth services project grant application form. Write “Helsinki quick-grants” in the field where it asks you to explain how the grant will be used.

Does the Helsinki quick-grants have its own application form?

No. Apply for the Helsinki quick-grants with the application form for a Youth services project grant.

How can I use the Helsinki quick-grants?

Use the grant to cover expenses incurred in efforts to promote youth participation during the coronavirus epidemic. As a rule, the grant should not be used to cover administrative costs.

Do I need other funding if I apply?

Yes. Applicants should have their own funding for the project as well. 

Do I need to include appendices? Is it mandatory?

Yes. You need to include a project plan and a budget. First-time applicants must also include a copy of their articles of association and bank statement.

Is there a timeframe for using the grant?

Yes, you must use the grant by the end of 2020.

Is the grant meant for Helsinki organisations only?

Yes. The applicants’ domicile should be located in Helsinki, and activities should focus on Helsinki youth.

Do you have to be a registered organisation to apply?

No, this is not necessary for youth work grants.

Who can I contact if I have a question about the express coronavirus grant?

Please contact Helsinki Youth Work’s Markku Toivonen at tel. 09 310 89053 or

Will I have to submit a report about how the grant was used?

Yes. Use the grant report form found in Helsinki’s e-Services under project grants. The grant should have its own cost pool. Read the grant decision carefully for more specific instructions on what the grant should be used for and how to report on grant use.