School and nursery buildings 

The role of Regional State Administrative Agencies in the development of school and nursery buildings  

  • repayments of government aids granted for the acquisition and construction of school and nursery buildings 
  • investment project aids. 

Repayments of government aids granted for the acquisition and construction of school and nursery buildings  

The state used to grant aids for the acquisition and construction of school and nursery buildings. This scheme has since been discontinued.  

An application to repay state subsidies must be submitted to a Regional State Administrative Agency in the following situations:  

  • if a building acquired through government subsidies is handed over to someone else 
  • if a building is no longer used for educational purposes 
  • if the purpose of building is permanently changed and it will not be used for any other purpose eligible for government subsidies. 

The application must be submitted if the government aid was granted a maximum of 15 years ago.  

Attach documents detailing the local authority’s decisions to stop using the building or to change its purpose as well as the government aid decisions to the application. Decisions on the repayments of government aids are made on a case-by-case basis.  

Investment projects 

The legislation allows aids to be granted to projects to invest in facilities and other initiatives of school districts. No funds have been allocated to support such projects in the Government Budget, meaning that no aids are granted to investment projects. 

Further information: 

  • Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland: Senior Officer Marjo Forsman-Mäkelä, [email protected]

  • Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland: Senior Officer for Education services Mikko Helasvuo, [email protected]@avi.fi