Operating in connection with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA) is the most significant funding operator for organisational operations within the social and health services in Finland.
Every year, STEA processes some 2,500 funding applications, and prepares a funding proposal to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Approximately 1,600‑1,700 targets, organised by some 800 organisations, are awarded funding every year. STEA-funded operations can be found everywhere in Finland.
This site offers information on the purposes of operations that can be funded, who can apply, and how to prepare a funding application.