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Public Sector and NGOs – Critical Partnership for People’s Welfare Mr Mika Pyykkö Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March 20121.

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1 Public Sector and NGOs – Critical Partnership for People’s Welfare Mr Mika Pyykkö Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March 20121

2 Structure of the Presentation About Finland RAY in general Funding activities Challenges and possibilities Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March 20122

3 About Finland Officially the Republic of Finland Population 5,4 million 80 % live in cities or densely built-up area etc. 20 % live in countryside, rural areas etc. Education: ca. 33 % of Finns has a academic degree 6 Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI) 336 municipalities Ca registered association, for which ca operates on the field of social affairs and health Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March 20123

4 4 RAY in General An organization governed by public law, its neither a private enterprise nor a private association Established in 1938 to raise funds through gaming operations to support the work of Finnish health and welfare organizations 94 non-profit organizations in the health and welfare fields are members of RAY Decision-making General Meeting (all the member organizations) Board of Administration 7 representatives appointed by the Finnish Government 7 representatives selected by the General Meeting

5 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March The operations are governed by laws and decrees Lotteries Act Decree on the Slot Machine Association Act on slot machine funding assistance Decree on certain time limits applicable to slot machine funding assistance Licensing and supervision (Ministry of the Interior), prevention of problems (Ministry Of Social Affairs and Health), distribution of proceeds (Ministry of Finance) and allocation of funding (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)

6 Proceeds from gaming operations in 2011 total € million  Slot machines € million  Arcades € 94.1 million  Casino Helsinki € 27.5 million  Casino games in restaurants € 14.9 million  Online gaming € 29.7 million  Rent income € 1.7 million 6Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March 2012

7 Distribution of the proceeds from gaming operations in 2011 total € million Lottery tax € 73.8 million Salaries and social expenses € 61.2 million Other expenses € 69.9 million Investments € 23.9 million Grants and State Treasury € million Space rental € 99.5 million Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March 2012

8 8 ”RAY must have the monopoly for slot machine operations also in the future” AgreeNo opinionDisagree

9 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Funding Activities - From revenue to funding To the State Treasury for war veteran rehabilitation and care Lottery duty Operational costs (wages, social security costs, investments) Slot machine space rental Funding to be granted Applications Gaming revenue Application handling and funding preparations The funding department's preparatory working group RAY pays the funding controls their use monitors/evaluates the funded operations The Government makes the funding decisions RAY’s Executive Director RAY's Board of Administration The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health presents the funding proposal to the Government Funding

10 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Funding in 2012 MEURNumber Applied funding in total 487,0 Applicants Applications for projects and activities Granted funding in total 291,0 Funded organisations 756 Funded projects and activities New funding projects and activities 327 Funding categories General funding (Ay) 51,7 131 Targeted operations funding (Ak) 132,8 784 Investment funding (B) 40,3 157 Project funding (Ci/Ck) 66,2 485 State Treasury 99,3 (During 1993 – 2012 all together about € 1,7 billion)

11 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Funding in 2012 Main strategic policies MEUR 1)Strengthening health and social welfare86,7 2)Preventing problems threatening health and 89,7 social welfare 3)Helping and supporting those in trouble 114,7

12 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Influential social power Funding is used to combat current health and social challenges, including Change in age structure Immigration / diversity of cultures Loneliness Social and financial exclusion Involvement of persons with various disabilities Substance abuse Mental well-being Obesity Memory-related illnesses

13 The performance management between Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and RAY Strategic choices of Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Three priorities in Programme of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen’s government Reduction of poverty, inequality and social exclusion Consolidation of public finances Enhancing sustainable economic growth, employment and competitiveness Following actions are based on implementation of Programme for government A cross-sector action plan for reducing social exclusion, poverty and health problems Programs belonging to The second National Development Programme for Social Welfare and Health Care (KASTE II) Programme to reduce long-term homelessness The housing programme for mentally disabled people Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March

14 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Main strategic policies Target: Fruitful NGO activities for the benefit of the people Aim: Promoting health and social welfare by supporting the operations and projects of NGOs working for the public good. Principles Non-governmental organization (NGO) has a special right to receive funding Every applicant is treated equally Openness and transparency 1 Strengthening health and social welfare 2 Preventing problems threatening health and social welfare 3 Helping and supporting those in trouble 1 Strengthening health and social welfare 2 Preventing problems threatening health and social welfare 3 Helping and supporting those in trouble

15 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Funding secures the viability of organisations Providing participation opportunities and meeting places Voluntary and peer activities Information, guidance and training Influencing and lobbying Acquisition of premises Regional activities International activities NGOs, working on health and social welfare sector, are an important part of a welfare state. RAY’s support for these organisations includes

16 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Biggest funding recipients in 2012 Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired € Y-Foundation € Federation of Mother and Child Homes € and Shelters Finnish Society for Social and Health € Registered Association of Drug Prevention € The Finnish Association on Intellectual and € Developmental Disabilities Rural Health and Holiday Care € Registered Association of Welfare Holidays € The Finnish Association for Mental Health € Finnish Association of the Deaf €

17 17 Mutual challenges and possibilities (1/5) NGOs participation opportunities voluntary activities, peer groups influencing/lobbying developing training information Municipalities The Government Private companies Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March 2012

18 18 Mutual challenges and possibilities (2/5) Alternating environment Shrunken / widened view of the world State of the economy Reformation of the municipality structure Information overdose The orientation of voluntary work Doing good is outsourced

19 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Mutual challenges and possibilities (3/5) NGOs’ changing role Participation, acting, influencing  AIM, THEME Voluntariness  FORM, TIME FRAME Peer support  TIME, PLACE, METHOD Expertise  VISIONS Communication/give out information  LISTENING, CONVERSATION, SPARRING Methodical approach/developing  REGENERATION, ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE Reacting  FLEXIBILITY

20 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Mutual challenges and possibilities (4/5) Alternating course of action To chart the needs of action To clarify the setting up of the aims Increasing the cooperation Between NGOs Between NGOs and municipalises (e.g. KASTE-Programme) Between NGOs and corporations Compounding of professional work, voluntariness and peer support

21 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Mutual challenges and possibilities (5/5) Alternating course of action Development of strengthening and preventing action Establishment of monitoring (evaluation) practises Expanding the utilize of the good practises Implanting the results of development work Reducing health and welfare inequalities between different groups of people  Why, what aims, to who, in what way, with who?

22 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Non-profit organizations Welfare is build with collaboration schools exercise youth culture environment neighbours hobbies church media companies friends family educational establishments social health Ad hoc www village/ suburb work The Parliament, legislation Counties Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment & Regional State Administrative Agencies Centres of expertise etc. Nursing districts Research institutes EU GLOBALISATION Kela - The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

23 Mika Pyykkö, Funding Activities, 29 March Finland’s Slot Machine Association Turuntie 42, FI ESPOO tel fax


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