The Finnish Cultural Foundation's Central Fund awards grants for scientific and artistic work as well as for projects and acquisitions.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include all Finnish nationals, people and organisations residing or working in Finland. Others are eligible as well, provided their application demonstrates clear, strong ties to Finland or Finnish culture.

Types of Grants

In the October round, two types of grants can be applied for: working grants and expenditure grants.

In conjunction with the October round of applications, the Central Fund accepts applications for Eminentia, Art for Institutions, and Additional Funding of the Central Fund for an annually changing discipline.

When planning for an expenditure grant application, you may book a 20-minute appointment at the Foundation's office. This will have no effect on the evaluation of your application. Appointments can be arranged at the latest on October 19, 2018. For bookings, please call 09 612 810.

Grant Decisions

The grant decisions of the October round of applications are released about a week before the end of the January round of applications.