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Continous application for a Project Grant to Student and Campus Associations


A project grant is a grant that ISYY may grant to its affiliated Student and Campus Associations to support project-based activities or to enable purchases. As a grant, you can apply financial support for one-off activities, pilot projects or purchases. You can apply for a project grant in example for a publication or an event.

Grounds and Limitations

The project or purchase must promote at least one of the following among ISYY's members: sobriety, healthy lifestyles, work-life skills, interdisciplinarity or internationalisation at home. In addition, projects require promotion of Fair Trade products or other consideration of environmental friendliness. The project must also comply with ISYY's equality plan.

No grant will be awarded for continuing operations. A project or purchase that occurs repeatedly in the activities of the Association is considered a continuous activity.

When evaluating the grant application, the amount of the grant applied for is taken into account in relation to the size of the target group. Grants will not be awarded for projects where more than € 100 per individual participant is spent of the total amount of funding - excluding participation fees - provided by ISYY, the organising body and any other funding.

The maximum amount of a grant that can be given to an association is equal to the amount applied for in the grant application.

The maximum amount of the grant is determined by the following formula:
x * y * 5e
x = how many grant criteria the grant meets (maximum of three will be taken into account)
y = estimated number of participants

The organiser is required to give ISYY visibility during the implementation of the project. The application must state how this would be achieved in the project.


Project grant applications must be submitted to ISYY by using an electronic form of continuous applications. A project plan and a project budget must be delivered with the application.

The attachments are to be sent by email to the Specialist of Organisational Affairs (jarjestoasiantuntija(at)isyy.fi) in Kuopio and in Joensuu to the Membership Service Specialist (toimisto.joensuu(at)isyy.fi). The email should be titled as “Project grant application attachments * association * * application date in the format ddmm * (e.g. Project grant application attachments ESN Kisa ry 2907) and attachments should be titled as “ Project grant application_appers_association_ddmm” (e.g. Project grant application attachments_ESN Kisa ry_2907)

An association cannot submit more than one application at a time. An application in which the association is involved, but not as the main applicant, is not considered a pending application.

Google Forms - form, opens in a new tab: Grant application form

Grant processing times

ISYY's grant working group processes and prepares received grant applications for ISYY's Executive Board. ISYY's Executive Board decides on giving the grant.

Exceptions to Project grant application processing times:

  • applications received in June-July will be processed in August
  • applications received in December will be processed in January

Payment of the grant

An informal project grant report must be submitted via email to the Membership Service Specialist or to the Specialist of the Organisational Affairs within one month of the completion of the project or purchase. The deadline can only be adjusted for a justified reason if the beneficiary is in contact with ISYY's office in advance. Otherwise, the grant will not be paid.

The project grant report must show that the criteria and conditions have been met during the implementation of the project. If the conditions are not met, the organiser must prove that this was due to reasons beyond the control of the organiser. In addition, the report must show that ISYY is guaranteed visibility in the project in accordance with the application or the grant conditions set by ISYY that differ from the application.

More information:

Specialist of the Organisational Affairs, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 44 576 8419, jarjestoasiantuntija(at)isyy.fi