The Welfare Council’s Culture Board allocates grant to student associations. Individuals and various projects can also apply for grant. New organizations and activities can receive specific funding for their startups. Each year the Culture Board receives between 250 and 300 applications and delegates around 2.9 million kroner in grant funding. This funding comes from the semester fee students pay.

Student associations applying for grants must have their own statute that is approved by their general assembly. The statute must also include detailed information about the purpose of the association.  Associations at UiO and HiOA must be registered at Registration regulation for Student Associations

How to apply

To apply for a grant from the Culture Board, please log into SiO web page and click on »Associations». You can then add information about your association, upload statute and fill out the application form. The application will automatically be sent to the Culture Board and will be evaluated at the next meeting.

SiO association offers know-how and support to student associations seeking grant from the Culture Board.  To sign up for the course, click here.

NB! For more information about the course, click here


For questions about application deadline, dates for meetings and how to apply and send in application, send an email to our administrations counselor

For any other inquires about the Culture Board or for detailed information about statutes and applications process of the Culture Board; send email to Culture Board leader

Application deadlines

Application Deadlines to The Culture Board  2022

Deadline for applications Meeting date Notes
 Friday 21. January  Wednesday 23. February Spring Seminar
 Friday 25. February  Wednesday 9. March  Cancelled
 Wednesday 16. March  Wednesday 30. March Cabin spplications
 Wednesday 13. April  Wednesday 4. May
 Wednesday 25. Mai  Wednesday 8. June Semester start application


For the Culture Board’s Action Plan 2021, Click here

For more information about The Cultural Board and its mandate, Click here

For information about Grant eligibility criteria, Click here

For additional information about the application process from The Culture Board’s leader, Click here