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Supporting multiculturalism and combating racism

Type of application/subject matter
culture/ others
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Counsellor for Cultural Affairs Marjo Mäenpää, puh. 0295 330 384, forename.surname@minedu.fi

Subsidies for cultural activities of ethnic minorities, for anti-racism work and for activities promoting the integration of immigrants by means of arts and culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture grants discretionary government grants
1) in support of multiculturalism;
2) for anti-racism work; and
3) for the integration of immigrants by means of arts and culture.

The recipient must be an association or other organisation.

One purpose of the subsidies is to support cultural activities organised by immigrants and national minorities which foster cultural minorities' own identities or which promote communication between cultural minorities and majority culture. The recipient can be an immigrant, Roma or other minority association. There is a separate appropriation for the support of the indigenous Sámi culture and Sámi organisations provided by Sámi Parliament.

Another purpose is to support activities and projects combating racism and xenophobia and promoting inter-cultural dialogue. The subsidy is granted for activities geared to eradicate prejudices against other ethnic groups and to inform about the dangers of racism and xenophobia.
The third purpose is to support projects and activities promoting the integration of immigrants by means of arts and culture.

The purpose of the subsidy is not to support the integration of the immigrants in general (e.g. Finnish courses or the promotion of employment) or to support the practice of religion.

The applications are submitted on Ministry of Education and Culture Form No 1, with all the annexes listed on page 2 of the form.  The date of post-office stamp is a valid proof. 
 
Form 1 (lomake 1) pdf
Form 1 (lomake 1) doc

Form 2 (selvityslomake 2) pdf
Form 2 (selvityslomake 2) doc

The applications are sent to

Ministry of Education and Culture
P.O. Box 29
00023 Government

Granted subsidies

The payments according to the 2014 decisions will be made during week 21. 

2014 | 2013 | 20122011 I 2010 I 2009 | 2008 I 2007 I 2006 I 2005

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