Seventeen regional funds operate under the Finnish Cultural Foundation. They support cultural activities in their respective regions by awarding annual grants and awards.

Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of the application period.

All 17 regional funds have the same period for applying for grants, and applications are submitted through the Online Application Service. Please read the guidelines as well as the individual emphases of the regional funds here before making the application.

In spring 2021 the grant certificates will be mailed to the grantees, because The Regional Funds will not hold annual ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our grantees are warmly welcome to the Regional Funds's Annual Gala on Wednesday May 26th. The event is held online, you will find more information of the event at the end of April from 

Regional funds award grants to applicants born or residing in the region, for scientific or artistic work carried out in or focusing on the region, and for different cultural projects. In addition to the working and expenditure grants, it is possible to apply for e.g. Art for Everyone, local culture project and spearhead project grants through regional funds.

More information about the individual emphases of the regional funds and their contact information can be found from the links below:

Central Finland Regional Fund
Central Ostrobothnia Regional Fund
Häme regional Fund
Kainuu Regional Fund
Kymenlaakso Regional Fund
Lapland Regional Fund
North Karelia Regional Fund
North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund
North Savo Regional Fund
Pirkanmaa Regional Fund
Päijät-Häme Regional Fund
Satakunta Regional Fund
South Karelia Regional Fund
South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund
South Savo Regional Fund
Uusimaa Regional Fund
Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund