Operating grants are granted for Turku-based youth organizations and similar regional organizations to be used for realizing general youth activity that is statutory and in accordance with the organizations’ agendas. If the youth activity in question is organized by an adult organization, the youth activities must be separated from other operations of the organization in accounting and in the annual report.
Agreement-based grants can be granted for registered, Turku-based youth organizations and similar regional organizations. A regional organization needs to commit itself to the financial and educational objectives specifically approved by the committee.
Negotiations are a precondition for an agreement-based grant and the agreement will be written based on it. The aim of the agreement is that the Youth Committee would strengthen the perseverance and development of the organization’s youth activities both qualitatively and quantitatively.
The project grants are meant for the financial support of free youth activity groups and youth activities organized by the youths themselves. Examples of such activities are camps and any other functions realized and organized by young persons that support the participation and influencing of the youth.
A precondition for granting financial assistance is that at least two thirds of the members of the youth organisations and the youth activity groups are under the age of 29.
Itse tehty means ’self-made’ in English. Itse tehty activities started in October 2013 and are a way of participation and influencing for young people resident in Turku. Itse tehty project funding can be applied for by a group of youths (min. 3 persons) who visit youth spaces of the Youth Services. Most of the group members must be 13–19 years old residents of Turku. Apply for Itse tehty project funding with the online form.