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Built heritage maintenance grant

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Built heritage maintenance grants are available for the maintenance, protection and improvement of culturally valuable built heritage sites and their immediate environments. Expert advice on renovations is also available. The grant scheme helps promote the conservation of built heritage and the enhancement of living environments.

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How to apply

Grant applications should primarily be submitted through the built heritage e-service (Application for built heritage maintenance grant). Address the application to the ELY Centre responsible for the area in which the heritage site is located.

If you are unable to use the online form, you can use a printed application form instead. Send the application as an attachment to the general online form to the registry of the ELY Centre. You can also send the form by post. The ELY Centres’ contact information is available under Service Locations.

Applying for payments

If your grant application is approved, you can request payment after the work has been duly completed. Use the payment application form with separate instructions.

Send your payment application form as an attachment to the general online form of the ELY Centre directly to the registry of the ELY Centre that approved your grant application. There are separate online forms for organisations and private citizens. Choose the appropriate ELY Centre under Asia > Virasto in the online form. Alternatively, you can send your application by post to a payment unit location of the KEHA-Centre. See the KEHA-Centre website for contact information.

To whom and on what terms

Private owners of buildings, communities promoting the maintenance of built heritage, municipalities and joint municipal authorities can apply for the grant.

Before applying, obtain the necessary information about the site (location, cultural value and conservation status) and the renovation project (an estimate of the condition, a repair plan and a cost estimate).

The application period closes on 30 November each year. The processing time is about six months.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for Central Finland, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, Development and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 28/9/2021