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Rewards for athletes

The City Of Helsinki rewards athletes from Helsinki in several ways every year

In 2022, the City Board decided to approve the following principles for rewarding athletic achievements:

1. Grants based on international success in sports

Individual and team athletes living in Helsinki are rewarded in the Olympics and Paralympics or World Championships in Olympic and Paralympic sports as follows:

Individual sports
General category 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place 
Olympics and Paralympics €10,000, €7,500, €5,000
World Championships (Olympic sports) €7,500, €5,000, €2,500

Team sports
General category 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
Olympics and Paralympics €5,000, €3,750, €2,500
World Championships (Olympic sports) €3,750, €2,500, €1,250

The oldest age group of young athletes is rewarded for success in official World Championships in Olympic sports as follows:

Individual sports
1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place

Youth series, oldest age group
World Championships (Olympic sports) €3,750, €2,500, €1,250

Team sports
1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place

Youth series, oldest age group
World Championships (Olympic sports) €1,850, €1,250, €750

Additionally, successful athletes living in Helsinki can be rewarded on a discretionary basis in World Championships in significant sports under the competition system of a international sports federation in the general individual and team sports series for which the international sports federation has appointed the athletes. In such a case, the grant sums for the individual and team sports
in the general series World Championships are applied.

The home municipality of the awardee must be Helsinki at the time of both the achievement and awarding of the prize. Athletes or teams can be awarded only one grant per calendar year. The grant is awarded based on the highest achievement. However, the Helsinki Athlete of the Year prize can be awarded to an athlete who has already been awarded a grant based on international success in sports.

2. Helsinki Day athletes

Additionally, athletic achievements are rewarded annually on Helsinki Day by distributing the following recognitions, or grants

Helsinki Athlete of the Year €10,000
Helsinki Sports Club of the Year €5,000
Young Helsinki Athlete of the Year €2,500
Helsinki Coach of the Year €2,500

The home municipality of the awardee must be Helsinki at the time of both the achievement and awarding of the prize.

These principles are in place as of 1 December 2019.

Inquiries

Taina Korell, tel. +358 (0)9 310 38038taina.korell@hel.fi
Minna Rehn, tel.  +358 (0)9 310 36794, minna.rehn@hel.fi


General information about sports grants

Eligibility for receiving grants

Types of grants

Contact information

Go to the e-services (asiointi.hel.fi)

Go to the Grants for Sports Frontpage