Seventeen regional funds operate under the Finnish Cultural Foundation. They support cultural activities in their respective regions by awarding annual grants and prizes. Priority is given to applicants born in the region, work carried out in or for the region, and cultural and development projects of special regional importance.

All 17 regional funds have the same period 10 January - 10 February for applying for grants, and applications are submitted through the electronic grant application system. The grants are given out at each regional fund's own Annual Gala in the spring.

More information about the regional funds, the Annual Gala dates and contact information for the regional funds can be found here.