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  • Home page and navigating the service

    The home page of Applyforgrants.fi will contain a list of all government grant applications. The list will display each application’s

    • name
    • application period
    • status (ongoing or ended)
    • responsible government grant authority.

    The service will also support the publication of applications in advance.

    The top and bottom elements of the service will remain unchanged throughout the service. To return to the home page, click on the service’s logo.

    After you have logged in to the service, your login name will be displayed at the top of the page. After you have logged in, you can select the main menu (hamburger button) to view and edit your client details in the Personal information or Personal matters section.

    The contact details of responsible government grant authorities are available in the application notices.

    The links to the service’s instructions and accessibility and data protection policies are available at the bottom of the page.

  • Available languages

    The Applyforgrants.fi service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. You can select your preferred language in the main menu.

    Please note that some application notices are not fully translated into every language. For example, an application may only be partially translated into English if the responsible government grant authority does not provide services in English. In such cases, the application form can only be browsed in Finnish or Swedish.

    Your selected language will determine the language in which the government grant authority will process your application.

  • Logging in

    To apply for government grants and handle any other grant-related affairs, you must log in to the Applyforgrants.fi service. You can use the following identification methods:

    • your personal bank ID
    • a mobile ID
    • an electronic identity card.

    The right to act on behalf of an association, company or person will be verified with the authorisation register maintained by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s Suomi.fi e-Authorization service.

    Browsing the application notices does not require logging in to the service. Any user information (Personal information and Personal matters) will only be displayed to those who have logged in to the service.

  • Application notification

    To view more detailed information on a government grant application, select the application on the application list in the home page.

    Each application includes

    • an application notice
    • the standard terms related to the use of the grant
    • the application form.

    Currently, the application form will only be displayed to users who have logged in to the service.

    An application notice can also be published in advance before the beginning of its application period, in which case it may not include all of its information.

    All government grant application notices are published using the same structure, but the type of government grant may affect how some sections are named and the information they contain.

  • Filling in an application form, returning to an application, and attachments

    Applying for a grant requires logging in to the service. You can log in to the service in the application notice’s Apply for the grant tab or at the top right corner of the page.

    You can begin filling in your application using any Suomi.fi authorisation role that permits you to apply for government grants.

    All government grant application forms contain the same structure, but the type of government grant may affect how some sections are named and the information they contain. Additionally, the government grant authority responsible for the application may include additions to the questions presented on the application form.

    Provide your application with a descriptive and identifiable name

    Before filling in the application form, you will be required to enter a short and identifiable name for your application. This could be e.g. “General grant application for 2023”. The name of your application will also be used to identify your application in the case that you or your organisation submits several forms to a single application. This name cannot be changed at a later date.

    Application form sections

    The sections of an application form are listed on the Apply for the grant tab, and they include the following:

    • Applicant information
    • Objectives and effectiveness
    • Practical implementation
    • Cost estimate and funding
    • Contact details

    The application form will be opened in the Application management view, and will be displayed as view only by default. When you open a section, it will be locked for your use. Other users can edit the other sections of the form at the same time. The name of the person editing a section is displayed at the top right corner of the locked section. Additionally, a lock is displayed next to the title of the section at the left side of the application form.

    Once you have finished filling in a section or wish to take a break, remember to select the Save and quit button before you leave. This will allow other users to access that section. After you have saved, a green confirmation message will be displayed at the top of the page.

    The text fields in the application form include a maximum character limit. This limit is displayed at the bottom right of each text field, e.g. 1500/1500. The first figure decreases as you fill in the field. If you paste any text into the field, remember to check whether your text was fully included.

    The application form provides an impact chain template for download. Save all of your impact chains into a single file and attach it to your application.

    You can stop filling in your application at any time. To return to your application, select Personal matters from the main menu (hamburger button). Your Personal matters view displays your applications in three sections. Any unfinished applications are displayed in the In progress section. If you or your organisation has participated in a single application using several forms, use the application name to identify the correct form in the Application column. You can sort the columns using the arrow buttons on the title row.

    Maximum attachment size is 25MB. You cannot edit the description you have given to your attachment at a later date.

  • Submitting an application

    Applications can be submitted by those who have been granted the Suomi.fi authorisation role “Applying for subsidies” or “Applying for subsidies and managing information”. Additionally, applications can be submitted without separate authorisation by certain official roles that have been included in the Trade Register, Business Information System (BIS) or Register of Associations. For more information, check the following page: Suomi.fi authorisations and identifying with the service.

    An application is signed and submitted at the same time. The submission process can be completed by one authorised person. Support for two or more signatories will be included in the service at a later date.

  • Personal information and personal matters

    After you have logged in, you can select the main menu (hamburger button) to view and edit your client details in the Personal information section. Editing this information is only available to those who have been granted the “Applying for subsidies and managing information” authorisation role.

    We use information stored in other official registers as the applicant’s personal information. This means that some of the information cannot be edited within the service. To edit this information, visit the source register in question. After you have edited your information and logged back in to the Applyforgrants.fi service, your updated information will be displayed in the service.

    You can find your applications in the Personal matters section in the main menu (hamburger button). Your Personal matters view displays your applications in three sections. Any unfinished applications are displayed in the In progress section.

    If you or your organisation has participated in a single application using several forms, use the application name to identify the correct form in the Application column. You can sort the columns using the arrow buttons on the title row.