The environment and natural resources under the ELY Centres' areas of responsibility grant discretionary state aid from the administrative branch of the Ministry of the Environment for the maintenance of building heritage, environmental care of islands and waste management of fell areas. In addition, the ELY Centre of Central Finland grants aid for projects of sustainable development and for projects of environmental education and enlightenment. The ELY Centres also provide aid for water management. ELY Centre of Pirkanmaa grants subsidy for examine and restore contaminated soil. Development and Administration Centre takes care of the tasks of aid payment.
Please direct the inquiries concerning payment applications by email to
If you have applied for assistance electronically via the local government e-service, submit your application for payment and its attachments via the e-service’s payments window.
If you have applied for assistance with a printed form, you will find your application for payment form in the Suomi.fi service portal. A payment application will be sent directly to the registry office of the ELY Centre that granted the assistance as an attachment of the ELY Centre general service form or via mail to the payment unit’s offices.
A record of working hours for unpaid work as well as instructions for the submission of a payment application are available in the suomi.fi portal.
Please direct any inquiries concerning payment applications by email to
The customer service centre for environmental matters gives advice by phone, tel. +358 29 502 0900.