Book a facility
The Youth Services operates a network of approximately one hundred facilities around the city, which youth organisations and groups can reserve for their use.
When rights to use these facilities are being allocated, priority is given to Helsinki-based youth organisations and groups, for whom use is free of charge.
Facility reservations must be submitted using the facility usage application form.
Reservations for course and camp centres – the Bengtsår camping island, the Meriharju Nature House and the Granö camping area – during the operating period of 1 January – 31 December must be submitted by 4 pm on the 15th of September of the previous year. If the last day of the application period is a Saturday or a holiday, the application must be submitted by 4 pm on the previous working day.
Applications for the regular use of youth centres, the Paulig Villa and Hietsu for the 15 August – 12 May operating period must be submitted by the last working day of April.
Applications for dedicated facilities and working spaces at the Youth Activity Centre Happi for the 31 August – 31 August operating period must be submitted by the last working day of April.
The Youth Services has premises and facilities that can be made available to Helsinki-based youth organisations for their exclusive use.
Dedicated facilities mean rooms or sets of rooms that are made available to an organisation's exclusive use for one year at a time for the period of 1 September – 31 August.
An organisation applying for dedicated facilities must demonstrate that they meet the criteria set for an operational association as regards, for example, the number of employees, the extent of operations and regularity. Dedicated facilities are made available under the condition that the organisation reports on their use.
Decisions regarding dedicated facilities are made by the Office Manager of the Civil Society Support Section. Applications for dedicated facilities must be submitted by the last working day of April using the facility usage application form (only available in Finnish).
The facility usage application must be submitted to the following postal address: Youth Services, Civil Society Support Section, P.O. Box 5000, 00099 City of Helsinki.
The Youth Services has only a limited number of facilities that can be allocated for exclusive use, as result of which they cannot be made available to all applicants. Because of this the Youth sub-committee awards rental grants to organisations that apply for general grants and opreating grants.
The Youth Services operates a network of approximately one hundred youth centres around the city.
Applications for the regular use of youth centres for the 15 August – 31 May operating period must be submitted by the last working day of April.
The facility usage application must be submitted to the relevant youth centre.
Inquiries about reserving facilities for single sessions can be made to the relevant youth centre throughout the year.
When rights to use these facilities are being allocated, priority is given to Helsinki-based youth organisations and groups.
Facility rents (pdf)
The Hietsu meeting and training space is located in the Youth Services' office building at Hietaniemenkatu 9 B, 2nd floor. Reservations for the evening and weekend use of the 60 person facility can be made using the Youth Services' facility usage application form. Permanent reservations for evening use are granted for the following times: Mon 7 pm to 10 pm, Tue 5 pm to 7 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm, Wed 5 pm to 7 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm, Thu 5 pm to 7pm and 7 pm to 10 pm. Only single session reservations are accepted for weekends. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The facility includes a Wi-Fi connection and a data projector. The lobby has a photocopier, a data projector, an audio system and a presentation stage. The cafeteria includes dishes, a refrigerator for organisations, a stove, a microwave, coffee machines and dishwashers.