Major cultural project grants

Collectives, registered associations and companies are eligible to apply for these grants. In certain cases, working groups that consist of private individuals can also be considered. Private individuals cannot apply for grants.

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Application period: 1.-31.1.2020
Decision: March 2020

Alfred Kordelin Foundation is a private non-profit foundation that supports science and culture. Major cultural projects grants may be awarded either for research and / or cultural projects of limited duration or for the development of longer-term activities. The Foundation can either fund the project altogether or act as its main financier.

  • Grants are not awarded for projects or events that have been implemented prior to the grant decision in March, or for expenses generated prior to the grant decision
  • Grants are not awarded for construction projects.

Collectives, registered associations and companies are eligible to apply for major cultural project grants. In certain cases, working groups that consist of private individuals can also be considered. Private individuals cannot apply for grants.

USE OF THE GRANT

The Major Cultural Projects grant is awarded only for two-year projects. The grant is applied for in one application for two years, but payment of the second year requires delivery of acceptable progress report. The usage period of major cultural project grant is 1th July – 31th March annually. It is possible to apply major cultural project grant for a further two-year. In this case, the applicant must apply again for another two-year period.

THE SIZE OF THE GRANT

The amount of the grant shall not be less than EUR 100 000 nor more than EUR 300 000 The amount to be applied for must be specified for each year. Grant sum does not need to be divided equally between the years.

Example project 1. minimum
1st year EUR 60,000 + 2nd year EUR 40,000 = EUR 100,000 total

Example project 2. maximum
1st year EUR 200,000 + 2nd year EUR 100,000 = EUR 300,000 total

 

APPLYING

Grants are applied on the online-service, which will open on January 1th 2020. The application and appendices must be submitted no later than January 31, 2020 at 24:00 Finnish time. The application or appendices will not be sent by mail or email to the foundation.

If you are applying another two-year grant period, please make a new application and deliver progress report to the Foundation.

 

 

 

APPENDICES

  • CV of project leader or leaders
  • Working plan
  • The project budget (detailed)
  • Latest annual report and financial statement

All appendices must be in pdf format. We require that the applicant defines the project’s self-financing contribution in the application. Self-financing can be, for example, salaries of staff working on the project or rent of working spaces.

EVALUATION

The applications are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of experts from the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. We will, if necessary, contact projects which have been selected in to a shortlist in the beginning of March. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will make decisions on projects funded. In the evaluation, we note that

  • the applicant is capable of administrating large-scale projects
  • the applicant tells how the operation (if longer-term) is financed after the end of Kordelin support
  • the applicant has the necessary marketing and communication skills
  • the applicant describes how the project’s success is measured

PROGRESS REPORTING

A progress report must be submitted to the Foundation at the end of the 1st year of funding by the end of January (31.1.2020) through the online grant service. The grant payment for the second year can be continued if the Foundation recognizes that the project has progressed as planned. If the progress report is not submitted or the project has not progressed as planned, the second year of the grant cannot be paid. The Foundation is also in contact with the grantee during the project.

Additional Information

CEO Erik Båsk
phone 040 825 8071
erik.bask@kordelin.fi