Name of funding opportunity

The October Round of Applications

Funding organisation website


The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Central Fund awards grants for scientific and artistic work as well as for projects and acquisitions.

Eligible applicants include all Finnish nationals and people and organisations residing or working in Finland. Others are eligible as well, provided their application demonstrates clear, strong ties to Finland or Finnish culture.

In the October round of applications, two types of grants can be applied for: working grants and expenditure grants.

In conjunction with the October round of applications, the Central Fund accepts applications for Eminentia, Art for Institutions, and Additional million-euro funding.

Application guidelines

Applications are submitted through the Online Application Service. Grant applications close at 4 pm Finnish time (EET) on the last day of the application period.

More detailed application guidelines are published on the Cultural Foundation’s website at

Application period

01.10.2020 - 30.10.2020

Contact information

Inquiries are answered on weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm by telephone (09 612810) and e-mail (apurahainfo (at)