Operating grants are granted for Turku-based youth organizations and similar regional organizations to be used for realizing general youth activity that is statutory and in accordance with the organizations’ agendas. If the youth activity in question is organized by an adult organization, the youth activities must be separated from other operations of the organization in accounting and in the annual report.
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
Itse tehty means ’self-made’ in English. Itse tehty activities started in October 2013 and are a way of participation and influencing for young people resident in Turku. Itse tehty project funding can be applied for by a group of youths (min. 3 persons) who visit youth spaces of the Youth Services. Most of the group members must be 13–19 years old residents of Turku. Apply for Itse tehty project funding with the online form.
Nuortenideat.fi (Ungasidéer.fi) is a free-of-charge low-threshold influencing service where the youth can voice their opinions via enquiries and discussions in Finnish and Swedish.
Nuortenideat.fi is a tool for hearing the opinions of the youth, discussing them, and taking them into account in decision-making. The aim is to offer the youth happy experiences of participation and an accessible and democratic channel of influencing.
Turku’s Ohjaamo collects several services meant for under 30-year-olds under one roof. Ohjaamo is a low-threshold service point in the centre of Turku. It offers employment and rehabilitation services, as well as information and guidance services for young people, among other things. You can come to us without referrals and free of charge. You can also take a friend or an adult with you if you want. Welcome!
From Ohjaamo you can get:
In collaboration with Turku Youth Council, the City of Turku challenges you to share your best everyday climate tips by means of video art.
Summer activities for pupils in grades 1 and 2
The City of Turku organises chargeable summer activities for pupils in grades in 1 and 2.