Grants

How is the event resourced? 

A well-made budget forms the basis for the event’s financial planning.

The resource package that makes the event possible can consist of several different sources, such as grants, subsidies, ticket revenue, supplementary sales, sponsor revenue, work by volunteers and different forms of cooperation.

The City of Espoo awards sector-specific discretionary grants primarily to actors from Espoo for organising events in Espoo. It is not possible to receive a grant for the same purpose from several different city sectors. The main information about the grants by Espoo committees open for application for organising events has been collected below.

You can review grant decisions in the form of committee meeting materials.


Culture Committee grants

The City of Espoo Culture Committee awards discretionary grants for Espoo residents, communities, organisations and workgroups to implement festivals, other art events and cultural productions, as well as to implement cultural events that increase the participation of citizens. The grants are open for application from January to August.

More information about Culture Committee grants

Sports and Exercise and Youth Committee grants

Project grants can be awarded mainly to youth associations and organisations as well as youth action groups in Espoo. Project grants can be awarded for participating in or implementing youth activity projects or events, among other things.

More information about Sports and Exercise and Youth Committee grants

Other city grants

The principles of awarding grants for the other sectors of the City of Espoo are not directly focused on organising events, but the current information for the committees can be found via the city’s grant web pages.

More information about other grants

Volunteer work

In making the event possible, different sources of self-generated funding, such as volunteer work, can be taken into account. The largest volunteer network in Finland operates in Espoo, and it is coordinated by the Espoon Järjestöjen Yhteisö (Espoo Society of Associations). 

More information about the Espoo volunteer network