Once you have an idea, start off by flicking through KY’s association register. Check if KY already has a club that caters to ideas close to yours? If you’re confident you can bring something new to the table, familiarize yourself with KY’s by-laws for associations (in Finnish), which provide the framework for operating under KY. Once you’re convinced your association satisfies these criteria, you can start the foundation process:
Before funding a legit association, you should contact KY’s Secretary for Clubs and Societies Iiris Savolainen, firstname.lastname@example.org. The aim is to discuss about your idea, see if there’s anything specific you need to take into account, anything KY can help with and to talk about the planned actions. As a result, you’ll have better understanding what it means to be a KY Club and how the foundation process works.
Before registering your club as an association at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office and applying to KY association register you should organize a test event ect. This is a great change for you to see if KY members have interest towards your club’s actions and whether you are eager to continue and develop the club. You are entitled to use KY’s official communication channels, reserve KY premises free of charge and apply for project funding from KY foundation.
After the event, the Secretary for Clubs and Societies will be in touch to discuss about the event and your thoughts about the future of the club.
To be able to be a KY Club, ⅔ of the criteria must be fulfilled:
Apply for KY's association register by filling this form. The Secretary for Clubs and Societies will handle your application and present it to KY Board for approval. You will be informed during the process.
To be able to fill the form you need the following information:
The KY Board will choose to accept or reject new associations to KY’s association register and may assign certain restrictions if all the criteria are not met.
Other clubs are allowed to use KY’s communication channels e.g. Facebook pages. Other clubs cannot reserve KY’s premises or use the KY van. This category is mostly for interdisciplinary clubs which wish to reach also KY members.
Apply for KY's association register by sending a freely formed email to the Secretary for Clubs and Societies. The email must contain the contact information of the association. The association needs to agree with the rules of by-laws for associations, organize events which also benefit KY’s members. The operation of the association must be in conformity with the aims of KY Association. The Secretary for Clubs and Societies will handle your application and present it to KY Board for approval. You will be informed during the process.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch! The Secretary for Clubs and Societies, Iiris is always eager to answer any questions you might have!