Grant decisions are based on the principles defined by the Culture Committee and the City of Espoo’s strategic objectives. In addition to quality, applications are assessed based on how they take into account the diversity and inclusion of residents, and whether the projects are accessible and open. Grants are also intended to support cooperation. 

Receiving a grant requires that the application and the required appendices have been submitted by the deadline and that it has been duly completed. Delayed or incomplete applications will not be considered. Grants for the same purpose may be obtained from only one unit of the city.

If you are not sure whether you should apply for a cultural grant from the City of Espoo for your project or work, you can always ask us for advice by e-mail, telephone or by participating in our counselling event. 

Please see below the principles and the terms and conditions for the award of cultural grants for each application group.