Rural Development in Uusimaa

Implementation of Finland's new CAP Strategic Plan will start this year (2023):

Read more on new CAP here

You can now apply for  agricultural investment subsidies and Startup support for young farmers. The call for business and project subsidies have been opened 21.6.2023.

A regional implementation plan for rural development has been prepared for the forthcoming programming period (2023-2027).

Selection periods

Selection periods for financial support under the Rural Development Fund at the ELY Centre for Uusimaa

Is my company in an eligible area?

Please note: Agricultural investment subsidies and start-up support for young farmers are granted without restrictions in the entire Uusimaa region.

When business subsidies and project grants are awarded, the location of the investment or project in accordance with the urban-rural classification is taken into account. When selecting the projects to be funded, the Uusimaa ELY Centre favours projects focusing on sparsely populated rural areas, rural heartland areas and rural areas close to urban areas.

The Uusimaa ELY Centre and the Leader groups in the region have defined the eligible area to which business subsidies and project grants can be awarded from the Rural Development Fund. All areas apart from the inner urban area are eligible for support, and a part of the outer urban area has also been excluded. Helsinki, Kauniainen and Kerava have been excluded from the support entirely, and restrictions apply to the city centres of the following cities: Espoo, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Porvoo, Hyvinkää, Vantaa, Tuusula and Järvenpää.

You can check the urban-rural classification for your company or the implementation site of your project through the following links:

If you are unsure whether your company or project is located in an eligible area, do not hesitate to contact the ELY Centre: [email protected]

Projects funded under the Rural Development Fund

In our newsletters, we report on projects receiving funding through the Rural Development Fund. In addition, the newsletters contain a lot of up-to-date information on support issues and payment.

Payment of subsidies

The Uusimaa ELY Centre handles payment applications for rural development projects, direct business subsidies, agricultural investment aid and start-up support for young farmers. 

Further information:

Päivitetty: 21.06.2023