Grants to Finnish communities abroad


The Finland Society distributes grants issued by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture to Finnish expatriate communities once a year. The application deadline for the 2022 grants was 28 February, 2022. The application deadline for 2023 will be announced later.

The grants are issued primarily to Finnish expatriate communities for cultural and hobby activities during the calender year in question. You can find out about the application conditions in the attachments listed below.

Grants are not given to private individuals for studies.

In issuing the grants, the Finland Society follows the criteria and conditions set out by the Ministry of Education and Culture. As of the beginning of 2017, we request all applicants to print out an agreement on issuing and spending the grant as well as supervision of the use and conditions from the link below. The applicants must read through and sign the agreement and either attach it to the application or send it to the Finland Society by post, or scanned by email.

Instructions for applying for grants, the grant agreement as well as electronic application and report forms are provided below. If you wish to have a copy of your application, print it out before sending in the application.

All your personal data is handled according to our PRIVACY POLICY DESCRIPTION FOR GRANTS.

Instructions for grant applications (in Finnish)

Grant agreement 2022

Account for the use of the grant 2020

Account for the use of the grant 2021