Government increases the money it gives to political parties

The cash is allocated to all the parties depending on how many Members of Parliament they have.

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File picture of Finnish coalition government's five party leaders, December 2019 / Credit: Laura Kotila, VNK

The Government has decided to increase the amount of financial grants it gives to registered political parties by €6 million.

The system of financial help has been in place since 1967 and for 2020 the subsidies amounts to €35,635,000 in total, to be divided among nine political parties.

Parties need to spend at least 5% of the money on women’s political activities, and at least another 5% on its own grass-roots political operations at district level.

The money is distributed proportionally, depending on how many seats each party has in Parliament.

  • Social Democrats: €7,127,000
  • Finns Party: €6,948,825
  • National Coalition Party: €6, 770, 650
  • Centre Party: €5,523,425
  • Green League: €3,563,500
  • Left Alliance: €2,850,800
  • Swedish People’s Party: €1,603,575
  • Christian Democrats: €890,875
  • Movement Now / Liike Nyt: €178,175

From the total amount, a sum of €178,175 is allocated directly to the Åland Government to support political and information activities in the Åland Islands.