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Applying for funding

Regional development funding

The regional development funding is a grant intended for the implementation of the development projects in the regional strategic programme of Lapland. The Ministry of Employment and the Economy decides on the annual allocation of regional development funding. As the regional development authority, the Regional Council of Lapland decides on the distribution of the regional development funding in the region. More information on the regional development funding is available in Finnish.

The ERDF programme for Northern Finland, 2007-2013

Companies, educational institutions, research institutions, municipalities, regions and other incorporated societies as well as combinations of these may apply for the funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The funding is granted by the Regional Council of Lapland; Finnvera; and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Lapland. More information on the ERDF programme for Northern Finland is available in Finnish

Interreg IV A North

The INTERREG IV A North is an EU programme that supports cross-border cooperation during the programme period 2007-2013. The objective of the programme is to support economic and social development in the programme region through cooperation across national borders. The funding from the Interreg IV A North programme is only granted for projects whose participants come from at least two countries. If operators from all three countries take part in the project, it is considered an advantage when granting the funding for the project. More information on the Interreg IVA North programme.

Kolarctic ENPI CBC

The Kolarctic ENPI CBC 2007-2013 programme is a cross-border cooperation programme between the North Calotte and Northwest Russia. The programme grants funding for cooperation projects between Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. The Kolarctic ENPI CBC

The Northern Periphery Programme

The Northern Periphery Programme supports the economic, social and environmental development of the peripheral and remote communities on the northern margins of Europe with project funding that may cover up to 60 per cent of the costs of individual projects. The programme area covers regions in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as the whole of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Read more on the Northern Periphery Programme and the funding process from the programme website .

The North Calotte Council

The North Calotte Council is a Nordic cross-border cooperation organisation funded mainly by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The North Calotte Council provides funding for Nordic projects related to the focus areas selected by the Council. The North Calotte Council