Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 subsidies

Answers to questions regarding the latest call for applications for COVID-19 subsidies beginning on 30 November.

Who can apply for COVID-19 subsidies?

These subsidies are intended for communities in the arts and culture sector. This call for applications is open to registered associations, cooperatives, companies, private traders and foundations.

How do I apply for a COVID-19 subsidy?

Start by reading carefully the call for applications before filling in an application.

On the application, you will be asked for a description of your previous activities in the arts or culture sectors, a project plan and the previous year’s financial statements. Financial statements are not required for private traders unless stipulated in Section 1a and 4b of the Accounting Act.

COVID-19 subsidies can be applied for using Taike’s online services.

How much is each COVID-19 subsidy?

The minimum amount of each subsidy 20,000 euros. The subsidy must be used in 2022.

Can I apply for a COVID-19 subsidy if I have received a positive decision during a previous call for applications?

Yes. When evaluating the need for support, however, any other forms of COVID-19 support that may have been awarded previously shall be taken into consideration.

What kinds of costs can be covered by COVID-19 subsidies?

These subsidies are intended to support the operations of communities and projects to develop their operations. The subsidy may be used to cover 100% of the eligible expenses of the project. All expenses must be itemised in the accounts within their own cost centre.

Ineligible expenses:

  • Depreciation
  • Fundraising costs
  • Business and investment costs
  • Reservations
  • Deferred items that are not based on actual realised expenses
  • Loan instalments
  • Interest on loans
  • Non-statutory supplementary pension contributions
  • Severance pay or non-compulsory pay for the period of notice
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Legal costs or damages
  • Penalties, such as fines or interest on late payment

Frequently asked questions about the application form

Which artform should I select?

Select the artform with which the project is primarily involved. If the application is not suitable for any single artform, select multidisciplinary art.

What kind of plan for using the support is required?

You must include a project plan with your application. The project plan should answer the questions what, where, when, why and for whom.

What attachments do I need to include with my application?

Attach the previous year's financial statements to the application. This is not required for private traders unless stipulated in Section 1a and 4b of the Accounting Act. Attachments may not be sent by e-mail. Applications and attachments will not be returned.

After the decision

When will the subsidy be paid?

The subsidy will be paid in April 2022. 

Use of the subsidy

You will be required to submit written clarification of how the subsidy was used by the end of April 2023. 

Viimeksi muokattu: 29.11.2021

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