Factsheet for case FI-2021-1/1922 – measures in Finland
|Country||Finland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Amanda Kinnunen (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Case created||30 June 2021 (updated 13 July 2021)|
Due to the social distancing rules and public gathering limitations, organising cultural events during the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult or impossible. In order to support enterprises in the culture sector and make sure they can continue their business after the pandemic is over, two new forms of grant were created.
These grants are subject to the Act on Discretionary Government Transfers (in Finnish 'Valtionavustuslaki') (688/2001).
Two forms of grants have been created: 1) a grant for organisations active in the culture sector; 2) a specific grant for art and culture festivals and summer theatres.
Both of these grants are available for associations, foundations, cooperatives and other professional organisations that have been significantly affected by the social distancing restrictions and recommendations. The organisations must have paid staff and be active in the culture sector. The organisation applying must be a registered entity in order to qualify.
The maximum amount of support is €1.8 million. The grants can be used for costs incurred in 2021. The application round was open between May and June 2021.
The grant is administrated by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The total budget of the grant for organisations active in the culture sector is €15 million. The total budget of the grant for art and culture festivals and summer theatres is €9 million.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
No information available.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Grants for enterprises in the culture sector, case FI-2021-1/1922 (measures in Finland), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.