Competition: 80,000 euros for the integration through cultural and sports activities

In order to promote integration at the level of everyday communication, the Integration Foundation is offering 80,000 euros in support of cultural and sports initiatives. Applications should be submitted by May 9.

Estonian local government units and legal entities can apply for financial support from the Integration Foundation for initiatives that use cultural and sports activities to boost the everyday communication and social inclusion of people from different cultural backgrounds.

“These days, expressions like ‘culture unites’ and ‘sports unite’ are not buzzwords but evidence-based facts,” said Irene Käosaar, the director of the Integration Foundation. “The first competition to support integration at the level of everyday communication through cultural and sports activities was held five years ago – in 2014. Each time we’ve received interesting initiatives and brought together thousands of Estonian residents from different backgrounds. The competition is still actual and has timeless value.”

Applications should be submitted from April 8 to May 9. The initiatives for whose organisation support can be applied for must offer people from different cultural backgrounds the chance to get involved in joint activities in the fields of sport and culture, ensure effective cooperation between them and boost involvement in Estonian culture and information space. The maximum amount of support per initiative is 10,000 euros.

“We’ll be hosting information sessions for potential applicants in Tallinn, Narva and Jõhvi on  April11 and 12,” explained Jana Tondi, the Head of Language and Cultural Immersion at the Integration Foundation. “Anyone interested can register for one of the events and find out more about the competition on our website at this link.”

The competition is being financed by the Ministry of Culture to a total value of 80,000 euros.

Last year’s competition resulted in 10 projects being granted funding. More information can be found online at the link.