Organisations receive EUR 317 million of gaming revenue

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 3.2.2017 10.40
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More than 850 non-profit organisations and foundations will this year receive funding, in total EUR 317.6 million, from the gaming revenue of Veikkaus Oy.

The Ministry of Social Affairs decided on the distribution of the funding on 2 February. The Ministry granted the funding in accordance with a proposal made by the Finnish Slot Machine Association (RAY). The Cabinet Finance Committee supported the distribution proposal on 2 February.

Finnish war veterans receive EUR 98.1 million of the game revenue. Additionally, EUR 30 million will be allocated to compensations for military injuries.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health grants funding to 859 applicants for 1834 different purposes.

The Ministry wants to use the funding to encourage organisations to develop new activities and improve their operations.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health grants funding to non-profit organisations and foundations for activities that aim to promote health and social welfare, prevent problems and help people who have problems.

In total 1208 organisations and foundations applied for funding. The applications included 2623 different purposes, projects and operations. The total amount of funding applied for was EUR 471,1 million.

In 2016, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health granted EUR 315,3 million in funding to 824 organisations.

Inquiries:

Raimo Ikonen, Director-General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, tel. +358 2951 63517
Markus Seppelin, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, tel. +358 2951 63217

Information on individual projects published today on STEA website (in Finnish):

avustukset.stea.fi