Webinar “How slot machines profits are used to support NGOs in Finland”

September 17, 2020
Arkhangelsk, Russia

17 September 2020 at 2 p.m. (Moscow time)/at 1.00 p.m. (Central European Time). Ms. Sini Seemer, Senior specialist from Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA), will speak about the funding of social welfare and health NGOs in Finland.

STEA https://www.stea.fi/web/en/frontpage manages the appropriation of grants from Veikkaus Oy's slot machine profits. Veikkaus Oy is the company owned entirely by the Finnish state and the revenue of over 1 million euros is forwarded to the state authorities to allocate for funding NGOs in different sphere.

STEA a standalone state-aid authority operating in connection with the Administration and Planning Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Non-profit organisations can apply for grants from STEA for their work that promotes health and social welfare. Every year, STEA processes some 2,500 funding applications, and prepares a funding proposal to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Organizations receive grants for general or targeted activities, investments, development projects, introductory projects and other projects with a defined purpose.

To participate in the webinar “State support to Finnish NGOs”, please register at: https://forms.gle/9kfHvxUNNz9qbQJ2A

Please note that the necessary information will be sent to the e-mail address that you specified during registration twice one day and then one hour before the webinar.

The webinar is held within the international LIVE conference “Sustainable development: people, support, cooperation”. The conference is held in September-October 2020 and gives an opportunity to meet remarkable representatives of NGOs from Russia, Finland, Norway and Denmark, to get acquainted with the best practices of NGO social services.

Conference organizers are Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, “Finland-Russia” Society (Helsinki, Oulu), Charity organization “The Childhood by the Dvina” (Sandnes, Norway), Centre of Sustainable Development of Pskov Region, Women Initiative Centre (Tosno, Leningrad Region).

Contact: (8182) 20-65-10, Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, burieva@ngo-garant.ru (Tatiana Burieva).

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