Non-profit organisations can apply for grants from the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA) for their work that promotes health and social welfare.
Organisations receive grants for general or targeted activities, investments, development projects, introductory projects and other projects with a defined purpose.
STEA draws up a grant proposal annually. An assessment and grant division will be established under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The division will prepare grant proposals and the Ministry will decide on the allocation of grants. The decision proposal will then be submitted to the Ministerial Committee on Finance for approval.
Legislation on STEA grants
The following statutes regulate the awarding of STEA grants.
- Lotteries Act (In Finnish) (1047/2001)
- Act on discretionary Government transfers (688/2001)
- Government Decree on State grants to non-profit organisations and foundations for the promotion of health and social welfare (1552/2016) (In Finnish) (1552/2016)
- Government Decree on the advisory board for social welfare and health organisations’ grant-related matters (1555/2016) (In Finnish) (1555/2016)
See more about STEA grants from the website of the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations: