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These City of Jyväskylä's grants are intended to create opportunities for cultural, sports and exercise, youth, and civic activities in Jyväskylä and to encourage citizens to partake in communal activity to improve their welfare and quality of life.


Applications are submitted through an online form (in Finnish). Application period ends on Monday 31. January at 15.00. More information here

Operating subsidies and project grants will be awarded

The grants will be awarded as either operating subsidies or project grants. Following grants are to be distributed:

  • Grants for cultural activities a total of EUR 90,500 euros
  • Grants for sports and exercise activities a total of 142,800 euros
  • Grants for youth activities a total of 127,000 euros
  • Grants for civic activities a total of 51,400 euros

Operating subsidies are intended to support the ongoing operations of communities in different fields of the arts, such as associations, foundations, co-operatives and companies. Registered associations domiciled in Jyväskylä may apply for the subsidy.

A project grant may be applied for to fund a spesific event, activity, or project. Project grants for cultural, youth and civil society activities may be applied for by registered associations domiciled in Jyväskylä as well as communities and informal work and activity groups operating in Jyväskylä with the exception of grants for for sports and exercise activities are awarded only to registered associations. 

A private individual may apply only for a cultural activity grant intended to a private artist to offset costs of renting working spaces.

In addition to grants to cultural, sports and exercise, youth and civic activities, the electronic assistance system also has an open application for employment services and social and health care services grants.

More information

Assistance in applying grants: tel. 050 517 3490 on weekdays at 9-15, avustukset(at)

Cultural Director Mari Aholainen, Cultural Services, tel. 050 634 95, mari.aholainen(at)

Head of Planning Eeva Simula, Sport Services, tel. 040 820 8899, eeva.simula(at) 

Service Director Satu Paasonen, Youth Services, tel. 050 311 8534, satu.paasonen(at)

How to apply