Operating grants for parties engaged in important social work

The City Executive Board's General Section awards grants for organizations, communities and task forces engaged in important social work.

The following criteria apply to awarding grants to organizations, communities and task forces engaged in important social work:

  • Operations significantly boost Vantaa residents' welfare, while lack of them would make it more difficult for the target group to cope with everyday life.
  • Operations significantly complement the city's own service production, and the city does not itself produce a corresponding service.
  • Operations are innovative and they promote a new kind of welfare.
  • Operations are primarily service activities targeted at specific special groups in Vantaa.
  • In addition to the city's support, the actor has its own fund-raising or other public financing, as well as hired employees.
  • The grant can also be given as nonrecurrent economic aid for an innovative project or launch of new operations.

A partnering agreement of 1-3 years will be concluded with the grant-recipients. Nevertheless, awarding of grants is decided in accordance with annual grant appropriations.