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Centria University of Applied Sciences’ Fundraising Campaign



Kari Ristimäki Centria rehtori

Dear network, dear supporter

Our local companies are exporting close the 75% of their production,  it can be said business is doing well! The only obstacle to continued growth is the lack of skilled labour. Our duty is to train and educate experts locally. Each support is helping us the best possible future for Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and Northern Ostrobothnia.

The funds raised in this campaign will support education and related R&D activities on a long-term scale. The donations will help ensure companies have access to excellent technology experts.

Welcome on board Centria’s success story!
rector, CEO Kari Ristimäki


Government subsidies

If you donate by 31.12.2018, the Finnish government’s allowances will be allocated in proportion to the private capital acquired by the universities of applied sciences, and for this reason, the benefits of donations accepted by 31.12.2018 will multiply. 


Donations’ use and targets


The donation will support the receiving university of applied sciences to fulfil its mission as described in the Polytechnic Act  (932/2014) 4 §. (education, RDI and artistic activities). The donation does not include any clause or condition binding the use of university funds, including the possible state subsidy. The University of Applied Sciences decides to use the donation.

The donations will be used to capitalise on the University of Applied Sciences. The funds for capitalisation will be productively invested and the annual turnover will finance education and R&D activities, as well their development within Centria. 


Donators may target a specific field of education when their donation exceeds 10 000 euros:





How to donate

Every donation means a lot. Contributions of more than 850 euros can be deducted from income tax.

To benefit from the state subsidy, we ask you to fill and sign the form below when making your donation.   


To donate, please fill in the form below, sign it and return to us by mail:

Centria University of Applied Sciences Ltd
CEO, rector Kari Ristimäki
Talonpojankatu 2

You can also scan to the filled and signed form by email:



Please donate to the following account:

IBAN: FI84 5162 0020 2816 25



Privacy Policy

Fundraising permit

Following a change in legislation in March 2017, universities of applied sciences are now entitled to collect funds to support their operations.  Section 6 of the Fundraising Act enables us to raise funds for activities exclusively related to general interest.

Centria University of Applied Sciences LTD has received a fundraising permit (RA/2018/215) by the National Police Board. The license covers the period 23.2.2018 – 31.12.2019 and the licence is valid in Finland, excluding the Åland islands. Centria will deal with the fundraising implementation itself. 


Tax deductions

Donations of more than 850 euros can be deducted from income tax.

An organisation may deduct a minimum of 850€ / year and a maximum of 250 000€ / year (income tax law 57 §.) 

The deductions limits for individuals’ donations are between  850 and 500 000€ / year. The contribution may be deducted from pure earnings (income tax law 98 a §). Donation can be made in several instalments throughout the fiscal year.

More information on donation tax deduction (in Finnish):


Contact Information

Kari Ristimäki
+358 44 7250 310



We publish information concerning the donations from donating organisations and individuals on our website as well as in the Keskipohjanmaa newspaper.

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