Special grants for organisations to cover energy costs 2023

The Board for the Promotion of Wellbeing (Hyvinvoinnin edistämisen lautakunta) decided on new discretionary forms of financial assistance in their meeting on 22 February 2023.

The energy costs of private facilities used for recreational activities have risen considerably during 2022 and 2023. The rise of costs is reflected as an increase in the rent charged to non-profit organisations, which also reflects on the fees charged to users of the facilities. 

The non-profit organisations that offer facilities for public use have experienced increased costs, which has in turn impaired their ability to maintain their facilities, thus making activities for the public less available. 

To offer a solution for this challenging period, new forms of financial assistance are introduced in order to 

a) help prevent a rise in fees of hobbies and activities for children and young people  

b) help organisations to maintain their facilities and keep their organisations in operation 

Support for non-profit organisations for covering the energy costs of publicly available premises

The grant is intended for organisations located in Kuopio that own a facility that can be rented by public entities and that supports the city’s strategic objectives. 

– Report the facility’s purpose of use from November 2022 to April 2024 

– Report the rise of the energy costs from the period of November 2022 to April 2023 in comparison with the period of November 2021 to April 2022 in euros. 

– Report energy-saving measures and plans 

– Report the organisation’s financial situation in November 2022 

The grant application period begins in May

Please note! The Finnish Local Heritage Federation’s grant to cover energy costs 2023,  https://kotiseutuliitto.fi/seurantalot/seurantalojen-energia-avustus-2023/

Grant for non-profit organisations using private facilities in Kuopio

 Only the expenses of privately owned facilities in Kuopio are eligible for the grant (excluding the facilities of the City of Kuopio) 

– The increased rental costs due to energy costs are eligible 

 – The difference in rental costs for 2022 and 2023 must be included 

– A statement justifying how the grant could affect the hobby fees of children under 18 years old in 2023–2024 must be included 

– The application period begins in May

Sirpa Niemi

Civic engagement expert

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