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, contact our administrations counselor by telephone 228 44 389.

Alternatively you can send an email to

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  2021

Deadline for applications Meeting date Notes
Wednesday 27th of January Saturday 13th February Spring seminar
Wednesday 24th of February Wednesday 10th of March
Wednesday 31st of March Wednesday 14th of April Cabin applications
Wednesdat 05th of May Wednesday 19th of May
Wednesday 2nd of June Wednesday 16th of June Semester start applications
Tuesday 24th of August  Weekend 28th-29th of August Fall seminar
Wednesday 15th of September Wednesday 29th of September
Wednesday 13th of October Wednesday 27th of October
Wednesday 17th of November Wednesday 1st of December


Application Deadlines to The Culture Board  2020

Deadline for applications Meeting date Notes
Saturday 11. January  Saturday 25. January  Spring seminar
Wednesday 12. February Wednesday 26. February
Wednesday 11. March Wednesday 25. March  Cabin applications
Wednesday 22. April Wednesday 13. May
Wednesday 27. May Wednesday 10. Juni  Semester start application


Application deadlines to The Culture Board 2019

Deadline for applications Meeting date Notes
Saturday 19. January Saturday 2. February Spring seminar
Wednesday 13. February Wednesday 27. February
Wednesday 27. March Wednesday 10. April Cabin applications
Thursday 2. May Wednesday 15. May
Wednesday 5. June Wednesday 19. June Semester start application
Saturday 17. August Weekend 31. August – 1. September
Wednesday 11. September Wednesday 25. September
Wednesday 9. October Wednesday 23. October
Wednesday 20. November Wednesday 4. December

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