First round for NORDBUK’s grant programme


Photo by: vborodinova
Photo by: vborodinova

This year’s first application round for the NORDBUK’s grant programme, which supports Nordic projects involving children and young people up to the age of 30, has passed its deadline. Nordic Culture Point has received 34 applications, of which 9 were granted support from a total sum of 223 600 euros.

Hyperion, Sverok and Bifrost are the Nordic associations, that aims to unite those with hobbies such as board games, role-playing, and video games often within the genre of speculative fiction (such as sci-fi and fantasy). However, they have noticed that most of their members are males, even if many females also are interested in these activities. That is why they have decided to run a project that will help them to create a platform for young women who share these interests, help them to meet each other and engage them in actively taking part in the areas of culture, which Hyperion and others promote.

The Luckan association, which is active in promoting the culture of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, is going to carry out a project for children from Finland, Greenland and Norway. Their main objective is to, together with other professionals who work with children, host a workshop that will focus on children’s own perspectives of human rights, Nordic languages and culture. The children will make their own illustrations, which will be used later to produce new educational and artistic materials that could be used in day care centers, preschools and orphanages.

The NORDBUK grant programme supports children and young people’s own projects and aims to strengthen their organization, influence and participation in political, cultural and social activities. The programme target group is children and young people up to the age of 30.

The next application round has started on 03.04.2018, the deadline will be at 03.05.2018, 15.59 Finnish time. Get more information about NORDBUK here.

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