The City of Helsinki has formed a new 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 March 23. Processing the applications will be prioritized.
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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