To grant recipients

What to do when you have received a grant.

Purpose of the grant

The Alli Paasikivi Foundation works to increase the social security of families in our society. As a rule, the grant must be used within one year of being awarded, for the purpose for which it was awarded.

Grant commitment

The grant recipient must fill out a grant commitment in the grant system after the grant has been awarded. The name of the grant recipient, project and grant amount are published on the Foundation’s website. By their commitment, the grantee also commits to reporting on their use of the grant within three months of the end of the grant period. The grant period is considered to begin from the time that the grant payment is made.

The grant commitment is provided via the online grant system, using the same login information used to submit the application, at https://aps.apurahat.fi.

If you have trouble signing in, please first consult the section with frequently asked questions. If that does not solve the problem, you can email hakemustuki@datalink.fi. A payment request must be made at least two weeks prior to the desired payment date.

Mentioning the Foundation

The grant recipient should mention the name of the Alli Paasikivi Foundation in printed and digital products. The Foundation’s logo can be downloaded here.

Insurance

If you have received a grant from Finland, your employment pension insurance is managed by Mela, the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution. It is the grantee’s responsibility to take care of the insurance. The insurance obligation applies to those who have received an individual grant as well as to those whose work within a team is funded through a grant.

You will need to apply for pension insurance if

  • your grant was awarded for work lasting at least four months
    • a grant for work lasting less than four months may also be insured, subject to certain conditions, by linking it to a valid insurance policy. For more information, please see Apurahan yhdistäminen.
  • your work grant, converted to annual earnings, is € 4,032 or more (in 2021). For more information, please see Apurahansaajan työtulo
  • you are not employed by the grantor
  • you are between the ages of 18 and 68, but not receiving old-age pension
  • you are covered by Finnish social security.

If you are covered by Finnish social security, you must also obtain insurance when working on scholarship abroad, or if you come from abroad to work in Finland. More information: https://www.mela.fi/apurahansaajat/

Use, payment and deferral of the grant

Grants are generally paid in a single installment within two months of the announcement of the grant decisions, provided that the grant recipient submits their commitment and payment information on time. The grant must be taken into use no later than at the beginning of the following year.

The duration of the grant period can only be extended for a justified reason (parental leave, long-term illness). The request must be submitted to the Foundation’s secretary in writing.

If the grant is not used for the purpose for which it was awarded, it may be recovered. Notify the Foundation’s secretary immediately if you do not intend to use the grant. Also notify the secretary if you receive other funding, if your contact or other information has changed, you take up paid employment, or if the purpose of the grant changes significantly. Parental leave, long-term sick leave or part-time work must also be reported.

Paid work during the grant period

During the grant period, it is possible to hold a position or perform other paid work on a limited basis, up to a 25% capacity. The principle is that during the grant period, which is intended for full-time work, it is nevertheless possible to engage in, for example, occasional or regular hourly work. If there is a need to work more, for example on a part-time basis, this will affect the duration of the grant and must be agreed separately with the Foundation. It is not possible to be the beneficiary of another work grant or unemployment benefits during the grant period.

Rescinding the grant

If the grant has not been used within two years of being awarded, it will be rescinded without notice. The grant will be rescinded if the work for which the grant was awarded has not been carried out. If the grant has not been used in accordance with the instructions, the as-yet unpaid grant amount may be rescinded and already paid grant amounts be recovered.

Taxation

The grant recipient must declare the grant received from the Foundation on their tax return. The Foundation notifies the tax authority annually of the grants it has paid out to natural persons. Read more about instructions concerning grant taxation.

Reporting on the use of the grant

The grant recipient must report on the use of the grant for its intended purpose within three months of the end of the grant period. The grant period is considered to begin the moment that the grant payment is made. The reporting is done via the electronic application system at https://aps.apurahat.fi.

Useful links about a grant recipient’s rights and obligations:

https://www.mela.fi/apurahansaajat/

https://tieteentekijat.fi/assets/uploads/2020/01/apurahatutkijan_tietopaketti_2017_2908.pdf

https://tieteentekijat.fi/tieteentekijan-arki/apurahat/

https://www.vero.fi/henkiloasiakkaat/verokortti-ja-veroilmoitus/tulot/ansiotulot/apurahat/