For Grant Recipient

We will inform main fund applicants of our decisions via email in October, and applicants to the city funds and dedicated funds and Major cultural project applicants in March. Grant recipients will receive a stipend folder, which, amongst other things, contains instructions for withdrawing grant money and reporting how the grant was used. If your situation has changed and you are not able to accept the grant that was awarded to you, please contact our office as soon as possible.

Paying out a grant

As a rule, a grant from the main fund can be paid out during the year following the year when it was awarded, and no earlier than in December of the year it was awarded. Grants are essentially to be used within two years of the date when they were awarded. A payment request for a grant has to be be made in the online grant service: you can sign in to the service with the same credentials you used for making your application. If you have any problems signing in, first read Questions & Answers . If your problem is not resolved, please contact We pay out grants once a month, usually in the beginning of the month. A payment request must be made no later than two weeks prior to the desired payment date.

mentioning the name of the Foundation

Grant recipients must mention the name of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation in their printed and digital products. Whenever possible, include the logo of the Foundation in your materials. The logo is downloadable from here.


A grant recipient who resides in Finland and works continuously for a period of at least four months supported by the grant must take out an insurance policy. The obligation to take out an insurance policy applies to grant recipients and members of a working group who work supported by the grant. The leader of a working group must ensure that Mela notifications are made for example in the case when the grant is divided up between several users. When a working grant is converted to annual earnings, its sum must be €3,778,59 or more (figure from 2016). You must take out insurance within three months of starting to work under a grant. More information is available at Mela.

The Foundation may award an extra grant, approximately, 200 euros, for life insurance for those who have been awarded a whole year, full time personal grant. We take care of the insurance on behalf of the grant recipient by contacting Benefit Advisors insurance company, who will contact the grant recipient in order to organize the insurance. An extra grant may only be awarded grantees working in Finland.


Grant recipients must file grants awarded by the Kordelin Foundation in their income tax return.  Each year, the Foundation will inform the tax authorities of the grants that have been paid out to natural persons.

More information  on the pages of the Council of Finnish Foundations.



Using or discontinuing the grant

A grant must be used for the purpose for which it has been awarded. Grant payments can be interrupted and the usage period of the grant extended because of, for example, full-time employment, parental leave, or illness. If you are awarded other forms of financing, you become employed, or if the essential purpose for which the grant is used changes, please notify us immediately.  The Foundation must also be informed of parental leaves, lengthy sick leaves or part-time employment.

Cancelling a grant

If a grant has not been withdrawn within two years of the date it was awarded, it is cancelled without a separate notification. Grants are cancelled if the work for which the grant was awarded is not performed. If the grant has not been used in line with instructions, the unpaid share of the grant can be cancelled, and the sum that has been paid out reclaimed.

Report on grant usage

A report on how the grant was used must be delivered to the Foundation no later than a year after the final payment of the grant was paid out. The manager in charge is responsible for reporting the work of projects and working groups. If the grant has been awarded for work to be performed over many years, for example a second or third year grant from the Post Doc Pool, or a second or third year grant for a major cultural event, the applicant must file an interim report which demonstrates that the project is proceeding as planned. Grant recipients can apply for new grants only after they have delivered the final/interim report of their previous project. Fill in the final report at grants online service. Reports must not be sent via email or be mailed to the Foundation.