Regulation (2015:565) Concerning State Aid To Activities Of Democratic Participation Through Local Resource Center

Original Language Title: Förordning (2015:565) om statsbidrag till verksamhet för demokratisk delaktighet genom lokala resurscenter

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Introductory provision

section 1 of this regulation provides for State aid to activities of democratic participation through local resource centres.

Government subsidies provided to the extent that the availability of funds.

The purpose of the State's contribution

2 § the purpose of Government grant is to strengthen individuals with weak democratic participation as actors in democracy.

Conditions for State aid

section 3 of the Government subsidies may be provided for activities in areas with a low turnout, and areas with a weak democratic participation in General. Activities will aim to give individuals better able to participate and be heard in democracy mainly by

1. serve as a meeting place for local involvement,

2. inspire and support local private organization in networks, groups or associations,

3. serve as a link to the established associations and organisations, and

4. offer support and guidance to express opinions and to influence decision-making within the framework of democracy at local, regional or national level.

section 4 of the Government subsidies may be provided to a nonprofit organization

1. is independent and democratically structured, 2. doing business in Sweden,

3. has conducted business for at least two years before applying for a grant,

4. have local presence in the area where the operation is to be conducted, and 5. in its operations respects the democratic ideas, including equality and non-discrimination.

5 § State aid shall not be granted to an organisation which has liabilities of Swedish taxes or duties of the bailiff or are in liquidation or bankruptcy.

Caseload management

section 6 of the Youth Authority and civil society issues examines the issues of State aid under this regulation.

section 7 an application for Government grants must be in writing. The applicant shall provide the Authority for youth and civil society issues provide the documents and information necessary to examine the application.

§ 8 in the allocation of State subsidies should the authority for youth and civil society issues, prioritize applications from organisations which have the potential to carry out long-term work with democracy issues locally and organisations who can show a collaboration or support activities from a municipality, district, or other municipal activities.

§ 9 a decision concerning State aid must be subject to conditions.

These should be indicated in the decision. The decision must also last day for accounting under section 10 shall be specified.


10 § whoever has received State aid under this Regulation shall provide an accounting of funds received to the Agency for youth and civil society issues. The beneficiary shall declare the results that have been achieved in relation to the purpose for which the allowance has been granted.

An auditor shall certify that the financial reporting is reliable and that the accounts are true and fair. If the contribution is received is at least five price base amounts according to Chapter 2. 6 and 7 of the social code, the auditor shall be authorized or approved.

The granted subsidy shall, upon request by the Agency for youth and civil society issues provide the basis necessary for the audit of financial statements.

section 11 Authority of youth and civil society issues in its annual report should describe who has received government subsidies in accordance with this regulation and with the amounts.

The authority shall, in addition, by 1 April each year to the Government to provide a summary of what contribution has been paid and, if possible, provide a comprehensive assessment of the effects of State contribution in relation to the purpose of the contributions.

Refunds and chargebacks

12 § the recipient of a grant under this regulation is liable to refund-if 1. receiver by providing incorrect information or in any other way have caused that the contribution has been provided improperly or with excessive amount, 2. refund for any other reason has been provided improperly or with excessive amount and the recipient should have known this, 3. the grant has not been used wholly or in part, or has not been used for the purpose for which it has been granted, 4. the recipient does not submit such financial statements referred to in section 10, or 5. conditions of the order have not been met.

section 13 if anyone is liable to refund under section 12, the public authority for youth and civil society issues decide to fully or partially recover the State contribution. If there are special reasons, the authority may decide to waive recovery in whole or in part.


section 14 of the Agency for youth and civil society issues may provide for the enforcement of this regulation.


section 15 Decision pursuant to this Regulation may not be appealed.

Transitional provisions


1. this Regulation shall enter into force on 15 October 2015.

2. Regulation expires at the end of 2018.

3. this Regulation shall, however, continue to apply in respect of contributions which have been decided before 1 January 2019.

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