Rules of the project funding granted by Turku Youth Council (updated 2016):
What is the Youth Council’s Project Fund?
Who is this funding meant for?
Project funding can be applied for by groups of 13-19-year-olds who live or study in Turku. A group must consist of at least three people.
Funding is granted for functional projects that are planned and realized by the groups themselves and benefit as many people as possible. The maximum amount granted for one group is 2000 euros. A total of over 10,000 euros of project funding is granted annually.
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.
Turku Youth Council supervises the interests of the youth and promotes their possibilities of participating and influencing in Turku.
The Youth Council consists of representatives from secondary schools, upper secondary schools, and vocational institutions in Turku, Turku Steiner School, Turku Normal School, and Turku International School. The term of office is two years. During the term 2020–2021 the council has at the moment 34 members and 10 vice members.
The Youth Committee makes decisions about grants for organizations and youth activity groups as well as about various youth facility and camp site fees among other things.
Turku’s Youth Committee consists of 13 adult members and an equal number of vice members chosen by the City Council.
The services organise and develop the city's education and teaching services. The services consist of six (6) service areas:
- Joint services
- Early childhood education and care
- Basic education
- General upper secondary education and adult education
- Vocational education
- Swedish language education and training
The director of the Education services is Timo Jalonen.