Before founding a club, you can organize an event supported by KY Foundation. Thinking of founding a badminton club? Why not organizing a badminton event at the beginning and see how it goes? You don't need to be an association to get money from KY Foundation! Just get a good idea, organize an event for KY Members and apply for project funding!
If you are convinced to founding an association, start off by flicking through KY’s association register. Check that does KY already have 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:
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!