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10.8.2016 | News

The Virkeä grant application process for autumn 2016 started

The Virkeä programme is a cooperation programme between VVO Group and promising young athletes that supports young talents financially in their journey towards future success. This year, it covers not only individual sports but also team sports. VVO Group selected the FC Honka women’s championship team and four girls’ teams as the recipients of Virkeä team sponsorship for the 2016–2017 season.

In addition, VVO Group annually selects 50 promising athletes of 12–20 years of age, for whom financial support is necessary for continuing their sports, to receive sponsorship grants. The grant application process for autumn 2016 started on Monday 8 August 2016 and ends on 31 August 2016.


– Supporting sports among young people is close to our heart. We seek to pursue close, long-term cooperation through the Virkeä programme. We follow a socially responsible policy and the principles of sustainable development in all of our cooperation projects, says Jani Nieminen, CEO of VVO Group.

VVO Group’s Virkeä programme was launched in 2012 when VVO selected the following top athletes for sponsorships: sprint hurdler Nooralotta Neziri, javelin thrower Lassi Etelätalo, sprint hurdler Venla Paunonen, speedskater Tommi Pulli and wheelchair racer Henry Manni, and squash player Emilia Soini, who moved to study and play in the United States in autumn 2014. In 2014–2015, figure skater Jenni Saarinen and swimmer Mimosa Jallow were selected for the Virkeä programme.

Further information:

Jani Nieminen, CEO, VVO Group plc, tel. +358 50 373 4847, firstname.lastname@vvo.

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