Principles of paying award, grant and support amounts and procedure for applying, processing an application and recovery of grants.

The procedure is established to comply with subsection § 2 (4) of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia Act.

NB! In addition to the general procedures, endowments and expert groups have separate distribution principles, with which we ask you to familiarize yourself before submitting an application!

Chapter 1

General provisions

1.1.     This procedure establishes the principles of applying for awards, grants and support of the supervisory board, endowments and county expert groups of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (hereinafter the Cultural Endowment), as well as of processing the applications, awarding and paying of grants, awards and support, and reporting and recovery.

1.2.     An award, grant or support is not awarded to a person that has failed to submit a required report or refund support that the person has not used for the intended purpose.

1.3.     The Cultural Endowment shall publish the decisions of awarding awards, grants and support on the website www.kulka.ee.

 

Chapter 2

Principles of applying for, awarding and paying support

The Cultural Endowment pays creative work, life’s work, birthday, medicine and funeral support and project and activity support.

TYPES OF SUPPORT

2.1. Project support

The objective of project support is to support promotion, introduction and popularizing of fine arts, folk culture and sports, and conservation of the cultural heritage and commemoration.

2.1.1. Project support may be allocated by endowments and expert groups to projects in its area of culture or county.

2.1.2. Funding of inter-disciplinary projects is decided by the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

2.1.3. Applications for receiving project support may be submitted by natural and legal persons.

2.1.4. A formal request for receiving project support shall be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee by 20 February, 20 May, 20 August or 20 November.

2.1.5. Support cannot be applied for:

  • events that have already taken place by the deadline of submitting applications;
  • For construction or renovation works, except for cultural buildings which are of national importance (clause § 2 5) of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia Act).

2.1.6. Project support is not allocated to:

  • projects submitted in an unclear or insufficient manner;
  • persons that have failed to report;
  • debtors to the Cultural Endowment;
  • persons, whose report is overdue by 30 days within two following periods, i.e., within six months as of the date of submitting a report;
  • legal persons, whose management includes natural persons that have failed to submit reports or that are debtors to the Cultural Endowment;
  • Sporting organizations for the purposes of § 4 of the Sport Act, which must be entered in the Estonian Sports Register, but have not submitted their details in accordance with the procedure laid down in the statutes of the register.

2.1.7. A prerequisite for awarding support is cost-sharing and/or co-financing in the extent of no less than 10% of the total project expenses. Every endowment and expert group has the right to increase the volume of cost-sharing or co-financing.

2.1.8. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into a support contract for specific purposes with the beneficiary.

2.1.9. Project support is paid from the funds of the endowment, expert group of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment that awarded support.

2.1.10. Principles and conditions for allocating project support are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment, county expert group or the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

2.2. Activity support

The objective of paying activity support is to support the activity of artistic associations or creative groups.

2.2.1. Activity support can be applied for by non-profit organizations and endowments.

2.2.2. A formal request for receiving activity support must be submitted via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group)

2.2.3. When awarding activity support, the significance of the set goals in promoting the respective area of culture (artistic field) is assessed.

2.2.4. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into support contract for specific purposes with the beneficiary.

2.2.5. Activity support is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded support.

2.2.6. Principles and conditions for allocating activity support are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

2.3. Creative activity support

The objective of paying creative activity support is to enable creative persons commit to their creative or scientific activity, as a result of which a creative or art work governed by copyright or performer's right is created.

2.3.1. Creative work support may be awarded to a creative person in the area of culture of an endowment or county of an expert group.

2.3.2. Natural and legal persons can apply for creative activity support.

2.3.3. A formal request for receiving creative activity support must be submitted via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group)

2.3.4. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into support contract with the beneficiary.

2.3.5. Creative activity support is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded support.

2.3.6. Types of creative activity support, number by types, support amounts, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

2.4. Life’s work support

The objective of paying life’s work support is to support persons of merit in the areas of culture and sport.

The Cultural Endowment awards and pays regular and single life’s work support.

2.4.1. Regular life’s work support

2.4.1.1. Regular life’s work support may be awarded by endowments to persons of merit in their area of culture and by the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment to the persons of merit that have stood out the most.

2.4.1.2. The amount of regular life’s work support is up to 770 euros in a quarter.

2.4.1.3. Regular life’s work support is paid to the person until the end of their life.

2.4.1.4. Regular life’s work support is paid from the funds of the endowment or the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment that awarded the support.

2.4.2. Single life’s work support

2.4.2.1. Single life’s work support may be awarded by endowments and county expert groups to a creative persons of merit in their area of culture or county.

2.4.2.2. Natural and legal persons can apply for single life’s work support.

2.4.2.3. A formal request for receiving life's work support must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

2.4.2.4. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into support contract with the beneficiary.

2.4.2.5. Single life’s work support is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded the support.

2.4.2.6. The amount of single life’s work support, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

2.5. Birthday support

The objective of paying birthday support is to recognize and support outstanding persons or groups of merit in an area of culture of sport on the occasion of their birthday or anniversary.

2.5.1. Birthday support is awarded to natural or legal persons.

2.5.2. Birthday support may be awarded by endowments or county expert groups.

2.5.3. Natural and legal persons can apply for birthday support.

2.5.4. A formal request for receiving birthday support must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

2.5.5. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into support contract with the beneficiary.

2.5.6. Birthday support is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded support.

2.5.7. The amount of birthday support, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

2.6. Medicine support

The objective of paying medicine support is to support covering the costs of medicinal products or medical treatment of persons that have stood out in an area of culture or sport.

2.6.1. Medicine support is awarded to a natural or legal person for covering their medical expenses.

2.6.2. Medicine support may be awarded by endowments or county expert groups.

2.6.3. Natural and legal persons can apply for medicine support.

2.6.4. A formal request for receiving medicine support must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

2.6.5. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into support contract with the beneficiary.

2.6.6. Medicine support is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded support.

2.6.7. The amount of medicine support, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

2.7. Funeral support

The objective of paying funeral support is to support covering the expenses related to the funeral of a person that has stood out in an area of culture or sport and his or her family.

2.7.1. Funeral support is awarded to a natural or legal person that is involved in organizing the funeral.

2.7.2. Funeral support may be awarded by endowments or county expert groups.

2.7.3. The amount of funeral support is decided by an endowment or expert group.

2.7.4. A formal request for receiving funeral support must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

2.7.5. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into support contract with the beneficiary.

2.7.6. Funeral support is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded support.

2.7.7. Support awarded to cover large public funerals are paid from the funds of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

Chapter 3

Principles of applying for, awarding and paying grants

The objective of paying grants of the Cultural Endowment is to enable creative persons and sportsmen to obtain knowledge or skills, develop their abilities and commit to scientific or professional activity.

The Cultural Endowment pays the “Ela ja sära” (live and shine) grants, creative, sports, study and professional grants, as well as the creative house and visiting critic grants.

3.1. The “Ela ja sära” grant

3.1.1. The “Ela ja sära” grant is awarded to creative persons on top form to enable professional commitment.

3.1.2. Up to 16 “Ela ja sära” grants are awarded every year (2 in every area of culture).

3.1.3. The amount of the “Ela ja sära” grant is 15,600 euros per year.

3.1.4. Application for receiving the grant may be submitted by natural persons.

3.1.5. Application for the “Ela ja sära” grant is declared on 20 April at the latest. The application shall be submitted to the Cultural Endowment via the website www.kulka.ee by 20 May.

3.1.6. The application must include:

  • creative portfolio of the last two years
  • creative objectives for the grant period
  • information concerning the primary occupation and other grants awarded for the same period

3.1.7. The “Ela ja sära” grant is awarded by the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment based on proposals made by the endowments.

3.1.8. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into grant contract with the beneficiary.

3.1.9. The grant is paid in equal parts once a quarter.

3.1.10. The “Ela ja sära” grants are paid from the funds of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

3.2. Creative grants

The objective of creative grants is to enable commitment to creative activity.

3.2.1. Creative grants may be awarded by endowments and county expert groups to creative persons in their area of culture or county.

3.2.2. Natural and legal persons can apply for a creative grant.

3.2.3. A formal request for receiving a creative grant must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

3.2.4. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into grant contract with the beneficiary.

3.2.5. A creative grant is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded the grant.

3.2.6. Types of creative grants, number by types, grant amounts, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

3.3. Sports grants

The objective of sports grants is to enable commitment to the development of athletic abilities.

3.3.1. Sports grants can be awarded by the physical fitness and sport endowment and county expert groups.

3.3.2. Awarding sports grants to sportsmen of an organization can be applied for by sporting organizations for the purposes of § 4 of the Sport Act.

3.3.3. A formal request for receiving a sports grant must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

3.3.4. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into grant contract with the beneficiary.

3.3.5. A sports grant is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded the grant.

3.3.6. The number of sports grants, amount of a sports grants, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the physical fitness of sport endowment and every county expert group.

3.4. Study grants

The objective of study grants is to enable creative persons and sportsmen to obtain knowledge and skills and undergo professional development.

3.4.1. Study grants may be awarded to creative persons or sportsmen in the area of culture of an endowment or county of an expert group.

3.4.2. Natural and legal persons can apply for study grants.

3.4.3. A formal request for receiving a study grant must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

3.4.4. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into grant contract with the beneficiary.

3.4.5. A study grant is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded the grant.

3.4.6. Types of sport grants, number by types, grant amounts, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

3.5. Professional grants

The objective of professional grants is to support the commitment of creative persons to professional activity.

3.5.1. Professional grants may be awarded to creative persons or sportsmen in the area of culture of an endowment or county of an expert group.

3.5.2. Natural and legal persons can apply for a professional grant.

3.5.3. A formal request for receiving a professional grant must be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

3.5.4. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into grant contract with the beneficiary.

3.5.5. Professional grants are paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded the grant.

3.5.6. Types of professional grants, number by types, grant amounts, conditions of awarding and payment, and deadlines of submitting applications are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

3.6. Creative house grant

The objective of the grant is to enable active creative persons to use international creative houses.

3.6.1. Creative house grants may be awarded to creative persons by endowments in the respective area of culture.

3.6.2. The grant amount is up to 1,600 euros. The grant covers a part of the creative house usage, travel and living expenses.

3.6.3. Natural persons may apply for the grant.

3.6.4. A formal request for receiving the grant shall be submitted to an endowment via the website www.kulka.ee by 20 February, 20 May, 20 August or 20 November.

3.6.5. The application shall include an overview of creative objectives during the use of the creative house. A written agreement on using the creative house and the Curriculum Vitae of the applicant shall be annexed to the application.

3.6.6. The creative house grant is awarded based on an analysis of the received applications and in case of availability of funds.

3.6.7. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into grant contract with the beneficiary.

3.6.8. A creative house grant is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded the grant.

3.7. Visiting critic grant

The objective of the grant is to introduce the Estonian cultural life in the international media and thereby the international promotion of Estonian culture.

3.7.1. The visiting critic grant is awarded by an endowment for the participation of an international high-level critic at cultural event(s) taking place in Estonia.

3.7.2. The grant amount is up to 1,300 euros. The grant covers a part of the travel and accommodation expenses of the visiting critic in Estonia.

3.7.3. Legal persons may apply for the grant.

3.7.4. A formal request for receiving the grant shall be submitted to an endowment via the website www.kulka.ee by 20 February, 20 May, 20 August or 20 November.

3.7.5. The application must include an overview of cultural events to which the visiting critic is invited. Details about the critic (CV, publications) and the written consent of the visiting critic to participate at cultural event(s) taking place in Estonia shall be annexed to the application.

3.7.6. The visiting critic grant is awarded to a natural person.

3.7.7. The visit critic grant is awarded based on an analysis of the received applications and in case of availability of funds.

3.7.8. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into grant contract with the beneficiary.

3.7.9. A visiting critic grant is paid from the funds of the endowment or expert group that awarded the grant.

Chapter 4

Principles of applying for, awarding and paying awards

The objective of paying the awards is to recognize and promote creative persons and sportsmen and their achievements and recognize the culture and sporting organizations.

The Cultural Endowment pays annual awards, life’s work awards, recognition awards and competition awards.

4.1. Annual awards

The annual awards of the Cultural Endowment are awarded to a person or organization that has stood out during the year and that has contributed to the development to significant events or achieved high level in their activity.

Annual awards are divided into:

  •  
  • first prizes
  • annual awards of an endowment
  • annual awards of an expert group
  • the Kultuuripärl (cultural pearl) awards

4.1.1. First prizes

4.1.1.1. Every year, the Cultural Endowment awards eight first prizes, one in every area of the Cultural Endowment.

4.1.1.2. The amount of the first prize is up to 7,000 euros.

4.1.1.3. Proposals for awarding the first prize may be submitted by natural and legal persons.

4.1.1.4. A reasoned proposal for awarding the first prize shall be submitted to an endowment by e-mail or via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment).

4.1.1.5. An endowment panel awards first prizes based on proposals or on its own initiative.

4.1.1.6. The first prize may be awarded to a natural or legal person. When there are more than one recipients of the prize, the prize is divided equally between the recipients or according to the decision of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

4.1.1.7. A prize cannot be awarded to a member of an endowment or expert group.

4.1.1.8. Prizes are approved by the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

4.1.1.9. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into prize contract with the recipient.

4.1.1.10. Prizes are paid from the funds of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

4.1.1.11. Recognition of prize recipients is performed at the annual awards ceremony of the Cultural Endowment. The prize includes a memento.

4.1.2. Annual awards of an endowment

4.1.2.1. Annual awards of endowments are awarded once a year

4.1.2.2. The annual award of an endowment is 1,500 euros at the minimum and 5,500 euros at the maximum.

4.1.2.3. Proposals for awarding annual awards of an endowment may be submitted by natural and legal persons.

4.1.2.4. A reasoned proposal for awarding the annual award shall be submitted to an endowment by e-mail or via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment).

4.1.2.5. An endowment panel awards annual awards based on proposals or on its own initiative.

4.1.2.6. The annual award of an endowment may be awarded to a natural or legal person. When there are more than one recipients of the award, the award is divided equally between the recipients or according to the decision of the endowment panel.

4.1.2.7. A prize cannot be awarded to a member of an endowment or expert group.

4.1.2.8. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into prize contract with the recipient.

4.1.2.9. The award is paid from the funds of the endowment that awarded the award. The prize includes a memento.

4.1.2.10. Types of annual awards, number by types and amount of award, as well as the deadline of submitting proposals and recognition of award recipients is established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment.

4.1.3. Annual awards of an expert group

4.1.3.1. Up to ten annual awards are awarded in every county once a year.

4.1.3.2. The maximum annual award is 1,000 euros (amended on 6.11.2015)

4.1.3.3. Proposals for awarding annual awards of an expert group may be submitted by natural and legal persons.

4.1.3.4. A reasoned proposal for awarding the award shall be submitted to an expert group by e-mail or via the website www.kulka.ee by 20 November (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective expert group)

4.1.3.5. Annual awards of an expert group are awarded based on proposals or on its own initiative.

4.1.3.6. The annual award of an expert group may be awarded to a natural or legal person. When there are more than one recipients of the award, the award is divided equally between the recipients or according to the decision of the expert group.

4.1.3.7. An annual award cannot be awarded to a member of an endowment or expert group.

4.1.3.8. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into prize contract with the recipient.

4.1.3.9. The award is paid from the funds of the expert group that awarded the award.

4.1.3.10. Awards are presented at a ceremony of the respective county. The prize includes a memento.

4.1.4. The Kultuuripärl (cultural pearl) awards

4.1.4.1. In every county, one Kultuuripärl award is awarded once a year.

4.1.4.2. The Cultural Endowment allocates 1,300 euros for the Kultuuripärl award in every county.

4.1.4.3. The award may be awarded by a county expert group or an expert group in cooperation with the county government and/or union of local governments.

4.1.4.4. In case of cooperation, a county government or union of local governments allocates 325 euros to 1,300 euros for the Kultuuripärl award.

4.1.4.5. Proposals for awarding the Kultuuripärl award may be submitted by natural and legal persons. Proposals for awarding the award cannot be made to oneself or a person connected with oneself.

4.1.4.6. A reasoned proposal for awarding the award shall be submitted to an expert group by e-mail or via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective expert group).

4.1.4.7. The deadlines for submitting proposals are declared in the press and on the website www.kulka.ee.

4.1.4.8. The Kultuuripärl award is awarded to a natural person. When there are more than one recipients of the award, the award is divided equally between the recipients or according to their contribution.

4.1.4.9. The Kultuuripärl award cannot be awarded to a member of an endowment or expert group.

4.1.4.10. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into prize contract with the recipient.

4.1.4.11. Awards are presented at a ceremony of the respective county. The prize includes a memento.

4.2. Life’s work awards

The objective of the life’s work award of the Cultural Endowment is to recognize a person for their long-term outstanding creative or sporting activity.

4.2.1. A life’s work award is awarded to a natural person.

4.2.2. An endowment or county expert group may award one life’s work award a year.

4.2.3. The amount of the life’s work award of an endowment is 10,000 euros and of an expert group 2,000 euros.

4.2.4. Proposals for awarding the life’s work award may be submitted by natural and legal persons.

4.2.5. A reasoned proposal for awarding the life’s work award shall be submitted to an endowment or expert group by e-mail or via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

4.2.6. The deadlines for submitting proposals are declared in the press and on the website www.kulka.ee.

4.2.7. A life’s work award cannot be awarded to a member of an endowment or expert group.

4.2.8. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into prize contract with the recipient.

4.2.9. Life’s work awards are paid from the funds of the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment.

4.2.10. Recognition of the recipients of the life’s work award is performed at the annual awards ceremony of the Cultural Endowment or at a ceremony of the respective county. The prize includes a memento.

4.3. Recognition awards

The objective of a recognition award is to recognize creative persons and sportsmen for their professional activity that has had impact on the development of their area, and to enthuse them in their future professional activity.

4.3.1. A recognition award is awarded to a natural person.

4.3.2. Recognition awards may be awarded by endowment panels and county expert groups to the creative persons or sportsmen in their area of culture or county.

4.3.3. The recognition award of an endowment is 300 euros at the minimum and 2,000 euros at the maximum.

4.3.4. The recognition award of an expert group is 200 euros at the minimum and 800 euros at the maximum.

4.3.5. Proposals for awarding the recognition award may be submitted by natural and legal persons. A proposal for awarding the award cannot be made to employees of state authorities or organizations for performing official duties.

4.3.6. Reasoned proposals shall be submitted to an endowment or an expert group via the website www.kulka.ee. (The deadline of submitting a proposal is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group.)

4.3.7. A recognition award cannot be awarded to a member of an endowment or expert group.

4.3.8. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into prize contract with the recipient.

4.3.9. A recognition award is paid from the funds of the endowment panel or county expert group that awarded the award.

4.3.10. The number of recognition awards and amounts are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

4.4. Competition awards

The objective of competition awards is to recognize creative persons that have been successful at creative or professional competitions.

4.4.1. A competition award is awarded to natural or legal persons.

4.4.2. Competition awards may be awarded by endowments and county expert groups to creative persons that have achieved a high place at a public competition.

4.4.3. An application for receiving the competition award may be submitted by legal persons.

4.4.4. An application shall be submitted to an endowment or expert group via the website www.kulka.ee (the submission deadline is laid down in the procedure of the respective endowment or expert group).

4.4.5. The Director of the Cultural Endowment shall enter into prize contract with the recipient.

4.4.6. A competition award is paid from the funds of the endowment panel or county expert group that awarded the award.

4.4.7. Types of competition awards, amounts and bases for awarding and conditions for application are established in the procedure of awarding awards, grants and support of the respective endowment or county expert group.

Chapter 5

Processing of applications, reporting and recovery of support

5.1. Processing of applications

5.1.1. All the submitted applications are registered in the database of applications on the submission date by structural units.

5.1.2. An applicant is sent an e-mail notifying of receipt of the application upon the registry of the application.

5.1.3. The compliance of the submitted application with established requirements is assessed within technical review.

5.1.4. The applicant is notified of shortcomings found during the technical review.

5.1.5. Members of an endowment, expert group or the supervisory board of the Cultural Endowment receive the applications to be reviewed at a meeting no less than 5 working days before the meeting is held.

5.1.6. When reviewing applications, compliance of the project with the following requirements is assessed:

  • terms and conditions for allocating support;
  • significance to the cultural or sporting life of the county or area of culture;
  • necessity compared to other similar projects;
  • planned productivity;
  • reliability;
  • innovation or sustainability (depending on the nature of the project);
  • transparency of the budget;
  • budget expenses are realistic and justified for achieving the objectives of the project.

5.1.7. Awarding support is based on the results of project analysis and the amount of funds approved for allocation.

5.1.8. Endowments, expert groups and the supervisory board have the right to satisfy an application either to the total extent or partly or to deny the application.

5.1.9. An application is satisfied partly, if satisfying an application to the full extent is not justified.

5.1.10. Partial satisfaction of the application is based on the assumption that the objective of the project is achievable in case of the partial satisfaction of the application.

5.2. Reporting and recovery of support

5.2.1. The beneficiary is obligated to submit a report on using the project and activity support within 30 days as of the end of the contractual support usage period.

5.2.2. The beneficiary is obligated to submit an application for amending the project or activity support contract before the end of the support usage period set out in the project or activity support contract.

5.2.3. The report shall be submitted by e-mail or via the website www.kulka.ee.

5.2.4. The Cultural Endowment is obligated to review the application within 90 days as of submission of the report.

5.2.5. The Cultural Endowment has the right to inspect all accounting documents connected with the project or send the support usage report to an auditor for inspection.

5.2.6. The Cultural Endowment has the right to demand the project support back either partly or in full, in case:

  • the objective of the project or part of the objective has not been achieved;
  • the support has not been used in a contractual manner or in compliance with the terms and conditions;
  • the support has not been used within the period set out in the contract;
  • the obligation of cost-sharing or co-financing the project has not been fulfilled;
  • the beneficiary has failed to submit an appropriate report;
  • the beneficiary obstructs or refuses to facilitate monitoring of support usage.

5.2.7. The Cultural Endowment shall notify the beneficiary of a violation of conditions set out in the support contract and allow up to 30 calendar days for eliminating harmful consequences of the violation.

5.2.8. If the beneficiary fails to eliminate the consequences of the violation within 30 calendar days, the Cultural Endowment has the right to cancel the support contract unilaterally and recover the support.

5.2.9. The beneficiary is obligated to refund support not used for the intended purpose within 10 working days as of receiving a written recovery notice from the Cultural Endowment.

5.2.10. If the beneficiary fails to refund support in a timely manner, the Cultural Endowment has the right to demand a 7% interest on arrears on the support amount per year for every calendar day of delayed refunding from the beneficiary.

Chapter 6

Implementing provisions

 6.1. Regulations and legal acts that were valid at the time of making a decision to pay an award, grant and support are applied to decisions made before the entry into force of this procedure.

6.2. Regulations and legal acts valid at the time of submitting applications are applied to applications submitted before the entry into force of this procedure.

6.3. Upon the entry into force of this procedure, the “Procedure for the allocation and monitoring of funds” shall be repealed.

6.4. This procedure shall be implemented as of 1 January 2015.

KÄESOLEVA KORRA LISAD:

  1. Arhitektuuri sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  2.  Audiovisuaalse sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  3. Helikunsti sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  4. Kirjanduse sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  5. Kujutava ja rakenduskunsti sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  6. Näitekunsti sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  7. Rahvakultuuri sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  8. Kehakultuuri ja spordi sihtkapitali preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  9. Kultuurkapitali nõukogu preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  10. Harjumaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  11. Hiiumaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  12. Ida-Virumaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  13. Jõgevamaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  14. Järvamaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  15. Lääne-Virumaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  16.  Läänemaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  17. Põlvamaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  18. Pärnumaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  19. Raplamaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  20. Saaremaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord
  21. Tartumaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  22. Valgamaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  23. Viljandimaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.
  24. Võrumaa ekspertgrupi preemiate, stipendiumide ja toetuste määramise kord.