General terms - Government funding for extra security measures

On this web page you find the general terms for the government funding that will help to meet needs for extra security measures in non-governmental organisations whose activities are vulnerable to intimidation, violence and harassment.

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Type of document: General terms

Valid from: 2018-09-04

Sender: Department of Insurance

Number of pages in print: 6

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1 General terms

Please read the following information before filling out the application form.

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1.1 What is the purpose of the government funding?

The government funding will help to meet needs for extra security measures in non-governmental organisations whose activities are vulnerable to intimidation, violence and harassment.

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1.2 Who is eligible for funding for extra security measures?

1. Faith communities, according to Section 3 of the Swedish Ordinance on Government Funding to Faith Communities (1999:974)

2. Registered faith communities, according to the Swedish Act on Faith Communities (1998:1593)

3. Non-profit associations

4. Foundations

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1.3 What can the funding be used for?

1. The protection of buildings, premises or other facilities that are used exclusively for the organisation’s activities

2. The guarding of such buildings and other facilities referred to in point 1, in the form of personal resources or technical solutions

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1.4 What are the requirements on organisations applying for the funding?

The following applies to registered faith communities, non-profit associations and foundations:

1. That the organisation’s activities help to promote human rights and protect democracy

2. That the organisation is independent and does not earn profits for its owners.

3. That the organisation’s activities respect democratic values, including equality and non-discrimination

4. Non-profit associations must have a democratic structure, which means that its members are able to take part in, and influence, the decisions that are made

5. That the organisation’s activities are conducted in Sweden

6. That the organisation’s activities are vulnerable to intimidation, violence or harassment on the grounds of skin colour, national or ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation, transgender identity or expression or any other similar circumstance, or that the organisation’s efforts to combat racism or similar forms of hostility are vulnerable to intimidation/violence/harassment

7. Foundations must not be owned by the government or a municipality, nor controlled by a business or serve the interests of an individual family member/family

8. In order to be granted fundings the applicant organization can’t have debts to pay to the Swedish Enforcement Authority nor be subject to judgments that contradicts with the values which is the basis of the fundings.*

9. That the organisation is not facing restructuring, liquidation or bankruptcy*

* This also applies to faith communities under Section 3 of the Ordinance on Government Funding to Faith Communities (1999:974)

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1.5 How much funding can be applied for?

An organization can be granted fundings once per application period. Fundings can be granted with the maximum amount of 500 000 SEK per organization and application period. Fundings can be granted once per physical action.

Applicants must also commit to the following:

For a period of at least four years from when the funding was fully paid out, to use the extra security measures covered by the funding in accordance with the terms agreed upon when the funding was granted. And during the economic life of the security measures, to not transfer the building/s, premises or facilities acquired with the funding to anyone intending to use them for any other purpose or on any other terms than those terms agreed upon when the funding was granted.

If the application refers to security measures in buildings, premises or other facilities owned by someone other than the applicant, funding will only be granted if the owner agrees, over the economic life of the security measures, to not charge higher fees for use of the building, premises or facilities due to the higher standard resulting from the security measures to the extent they were financed by the funding.

If your organisation is granted government funding, the following also applies:

1. A party that is granted government funding must submit a financial report to Kammarkollegiet (the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency), by the date specified in the decision, of the funding received and how it was used.

2. The recipient of the funding must also, if possible, report the results achieved and how the outcome relates to the purpose for which the funding was granted.

3. An auditor will determine whether the financial report is reliable, and the statements give a true and fair view. The auditor’s review opinion must be attached to the report. If the funding amounts to more than 5 base amounts the auditor must be authorised or approved.

4. If requested by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency, the party that is granted funding must provide the documentation required by the authority in order to review the report.

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1.6 What is a democratically structured organisation?

To be eligible for government funding, the applicant organisation must have a democratic structure. This means that all members of the organisation are able to take part in and influence the decisions made by the organisation, and that the organisation respects democratic principles. Non-profit associations must be managed by a board that is elected by the association’s members, and the board must manage the association on behalf of all of its members.

A democratically structured organisation also means that the activities do not violate democratic principles, which means that the organisation promotes equality and works actively to prevent all types of discrimination.

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1.1What is the purpose of the government funding? PAGEREF _Toc14161916 \h 2

1.2Who is eligible for funding for extra security measures? PAGEREF _Toc14161917 \h 2

1.3What can the funding be used for? PAGEREF _Toc14161918 \h 2

1.4What are the requirements on organisations applying for the funding? PAGEREF _Toc14161919 \h 3

1.5How much funding can be applied for? PAGEREF _Toc14161920 \h 3

1.6What is a democratically structured organisation? PAGEREF _Toc14161921 \h 4

Department of Insurance

1 General terms

Please read the following information before filling out the application form.

1.1 What is the purpose of the government funding?

The government funding will help to meet needs for extra security measures in non-governmental organisations whose activities are vulnerable to intimidation, violence and harassment.

1.2 Who is eligible for funding for extra security measures?

1. Faith communities, according to Section 3 of the Swedish Ordinance on Government Funding to Faith Communities (1999:974)

2. Registered faith communities, according to the Swedish Act on Faith Communities (1998:1593)

3. Non-profit associations

4. Foundations

1.3 What can the funding be used for?

1. The protection of buildings, premises or other facilities that are used exclusively for the organisation’s activities

2. The guarding of such buildings and other facilities referred to in point 1, in the form of personal resources or technical solutions

1.4 What are the requirements on organisations applying for the funding?

The following applies to registered faith communities, non-profit associations and foundations:

1. That the organisation’s activities help to promote human rights and protect democracy

2. That the organisation is independent and does not earn profits for its owners.

3. That the organisation’s activities respect democratic values, including equality and non-discrimination

4. Non-profit associations must have a democratic structure, which means that its members are able to take part in, and influence, the decisions that are made

5. That the organisation’s activities are conducted in Sweden

6. That the organisation’s activities are vulnerable to intimidation, violence or harassment on the grounds of skin colour, national or ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation, transgender identity or expression or any other similar circumstance, or that the organisation’s efforts to combat racism or similar forms of hostility are vulnerable to intimidation/violence/harassment

7. Foundations must not be owned by the government or a municipality, nor controlled by a business or serve the interests of an individual family member/family

8. In order to be granted fundings the applicant organization can’t have debts to pay to the Swedish Enforcement Authority nor be subject to judgments that contradicts with the values which is the basis of the fundings.*

9. That the organisation is not facing restructuring, liquidation or bankruptcy*

* This also applies to faith communities under Section 3 of the Ordinance on Government Funding to Faith Communities (1999:974)

1.5 How much funding can be applied for?

An organization can be granted fundings once per application period. Fundings can be granted with the maximum amount of 500 000 SEK per organization and application period. Fundings can be granted once per physical action.

Applicants must also commit to the following:

For a period of at least four years from when the funding was fully paid out, to use the extra security measures covered by the funding in accordance with the terms agreed upon when the funding was granted. And during the economic life of the security measures, to not transfer the building/s, premises or facilities acquired with the funding to anyone intending to use them for any other purpose or on any other terms than those terms agreed upon when the funding was granted.

If the application refers to security measures in buildings, premises or other facilities owned by someone other than the applicant, funding will only be granted if the owner agrees, over the economic life of the security measures, to not charge higher fees for use of the building, premises or facilities due to the higher standard resulting from the security measures to the extent they were financed by the funding.

If your organisation is granted government funding, the following also applies:

1. A party that is granted government funding must submit a financial report to Kammarkollegiet (the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency), by the date specified in the decision, of the funding received and how it was used.

2. The recipient of the funding must also, if possible, report the results achieved and how the outcome relates to the purpose for which the funding was granted.

3. An auditor will determine whether the financial report is reliable, and the statements give a true and fair view. The auditor’s review opinion must be attached to the report. If the funding amounts to more than 5 base amounts the auditor must be authorised or approved.

4. If requested by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency, the party that is granted funding must provide the documentation required by the authority in order to review the report.

1.6 What is a democratically structured organisation?

To be eligible for government funding, the applicant organisation must have a democratic structure. This means that all members of the organisation are able to take part in and influence the decisions made by the organisation, and that the organisation respects democratic principles. Non-profit associations must be managed by a board that is elected by the association’s members, and the board must manage the association on behalf of all of its members.

A democratically structured organisation also means that the activities do not violate democratic principles, which means that the organisation promotes equality and works actively to prevent all types of discrimination.