For Organisations

Benefits and services

The Student Union supports its organisation's activities with direct financial funding, annually worth approx. 170 000 euros. All grants must be applied for rules regarding the grant in question. In addition to financial funds and club rooms the Student Union also offers its organisations other forms of support, like guidance services and rentable tools and utensils. On this page you can find information on following benefits for HYY's organisations:

Operational Grant
Organisation Paper Grant
Furniture Purchasing Grant for Organisational Premises

Information on device rental can be found here.

Operational Grant

The Student Union can annually allocate operational grants for its organisations which are intended for supporting regular organisational activities. However, the purpose of the operational grant is not to finance all expenses caused by organisational activities but organisations are expected to be active in funding their own operations by collecting a membership fee, for example.

Allocating the grant is primarily based on the activities of the organisation which are evaluated based on the attachments delivered with the application. In addition to activities, the number of members, the management of finances and the need for support are taken into account. The Finance Board of the Student Union annually approves the conditions for allocating and using the operational grant. Decisions regarding the grant (unfortunately only in Finnish) can be found on the page Guidelines and documents.

The operational grant is annually applied for at the beginning of the year (usually by the end of February) by the deadline decided by the Finance Board of the Student Union. The application is filled in the TAHLO system which all organisations can access with their own user name. If the user name and password have been lost, a new one can be requested from the secretary for organisational affairs. Attachments should include documents determined by the Finance Board, usually such as the budget for the current term of action, the plan of action for the current term of action, the balance sheet and closing of the accounts for the previous term of action, the report of past events of the organisation for the previous term of action, complete with the number of attendees.

Most up to date information on Operational Grant will be posted on Newsletter for Student Organisations and here.

Organisation Paper Grant

HYY supports the making of organisation papers with a separate grant allocated in connection with the operational grant. The grant is applied for in TAHLO system by the deadline determined for the operational grant.

The Student Union aims to support approximately 35 % of the total expenses. When allocating the grant, the environmental aspects, such as environment-friendly printing house and using paper made of recycled fibre are also taken into account. More specific conditions for the grant are determined by the Finance Board.

Furniture Purchasing Grant for Organisational Premises

HYY supports furniture puchases for organisational premises. The grant is intended for organisations which primarily operate in HYY premises and the grant is mainly directed to purchasing tables, chairs, cupboards with locks and other decoration supplies. This grant has no deadline. It can be freely applied for through the Secretary for Organisational Affairs when necessary.

The aim is that furniture would increase the cosiness of organisational premises and the willingness of organisations to look after their premises even better.

Applications which specify the need for furniture and the formalities connected with purchases can be sent by e-mail to jarjestosihteeri(at)hyy.fi or by mail to Helsingin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta, PL 1099, 00101 HELSINKI.