Would your association like to arrange a course or a lecture? Citizens’ Forum offers associations help in planning their training and provides financial support to cover expenses.

What is Citizens’ Forum’s financial course support for?

We support courses arranged by associations with at least eight course participants over the age of 15. The minimum course length is one lesson (1 lesson = 45 minutes). Your course is eligible for support if it does not receive governmental funding another way. Both contact learning and online learning are supported. The course support support is funded by State Contribution to Study Centre operations, section 29.10.31. The contribution is based on the Act on Liberal Adult Education.

How much is the support?

The amount of financial support paid is based on the number of lessons and amount of expenses. The support can cover a maximum of 50% of the qualifying expenses. Current course support levels:

  • For member organizations and their member associations: a maximum of 27 euros/lesson
  • For other organizations: a maximum of 23 euros/lesson

To be eligible for course support, all materials related to the course or lecture must mention ”Produced with the support of Citizens’ Forum.” and include the Citizens’ Forum logo. For more information on course support and acceptable expenses: Citizens’ Forum Expense Guide for Course Subsidies 2023 . For more information on calculating the number of lessons for online teaching, see this file.

How and when to apply?

Applications are submitted through the Skaftuki web service, the use of which requires registration. Instructions for registration can be found on the Skaftuki page. For courses and lectures planned for the next calendar year, apply for a yearly quota in November of the current year. When applying for a quota, you are asked to describe the extent of the educational activity and its content and goals for your association. If you wish to apply for course support for the current year but have not previously applied for a quota, you should first inquire about the possibility for course support by email: info@skaftuki.fi.

Support for planning training

The educational coordinators at Citizens’ Forum can provide pedagogical support and tips for planning training. We will gladly help you with, for example, finding the right instructor or choosing the right methods for your course. You can make use of Citizens’ Forum publications and online training instructions. For more information, contact our Education Manager Anna Kirstinä, anna.kirstina@kansalaisfoorumi.fi. Don’t hesitate to contact us — let’s plan the kinds of training that inspire and support the goals of your association together.

Download the necessary forms here:

NOTE: Download and save the forms on your personal computer before filling to avoid any possible compatibility issues with your web browser.

Teacher’s Invoice for Wages and Travel (PDF)

Course Program (PDF)

List of Participants (PDF)