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Grant for the promotion of environmental education and awareness

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Discretionary government grants are available for the promotion of environmental education and awareness. The grants can be used to support projects of national or regional scope which promote education and awareness in sustainable development, protection of cultural environments or other forms of environmental education.

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How to apply

The application period is open once a year in the autumn. Check the application period and annual special instructions on the ELY Centre’s website.

The application should have accurate and sufficient information about the purpose of the grant and other details that are relevant to the decision. Provide a brief description of the project in the application. Use an attached document to provide a detailed description of the project and its objectives, the project schedule and total cost estimate with an itemised breakdown (see instructions). In addition, the project plan should describe the intended project outputs and how they will be used and disseminated. The project plan must also indicate how the achievement of objectives will be assessed during the project.

If possible, submit your application online (Grant application for an environment education project).

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.

Proving the right to use services

Prepare to prove that you have the right to act on behalf of the applying organisation. If you use the local government e-service, we recommend that you use the e-Authorizations service. In the e-Authorizations service, organisations can authorise individuals to act on their behalf in matters within the scope of a specific authorisation. Authorisation concerning this aid is “Applying for discretionary government transfers for environmental purposes”. More information about authorisations is available in the service.

If you have the sole right to sign for your organisation as defined in your organisation’s rules, you can submit an electronic application on your organisation’s behalf without any separate authorisation.

If you do not have the sole right to sign for your organisation and your organisation does not use the e-Authorizations service, or if you apply for aid using a printed form, attach a power of attorney with your application. The power of attorney must indicate that you have the right to act on your organisation’s behalf in this matter.

Payment application

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.

To whom and on what terms

The grant is available for legal entities, i.e. registered associations and other organisations, businesses, municipalities, etc. Most grant recipients are non-profit associations. The grant is not available for government agencies, institutions or private individuals.

As the application submitter you must have the right to act in the applying organisation’s name. If you do not have the sole right to sign for your organisation, you need a authorisation or a power of attorney to prove your right.

If you apply for aid through the e-service, you need online banking codes, a mobile certificate or a certificate card to sign in.

The project must be an experiment or development project of regional or national importance. The duration of the project must be specified for a fixed term. Permanent or continuous activities do not qualify for this grant. Research projects are not eligible for the grant.

The outputs of the project must be demonstrable and assessable. The project can produce new operating models or educational materials, or it can focus on promoting the wider adoption of good practices and materials.

The service is provided by

ELY Centre for Central Finland

Other responsible organisations

ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for Central Finland, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for North Savo

Responsible for the service

Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 26/10/2022