to the project
Even a well-planned project may need changes along the way: a new person is appointed in charge, more time is needed, tasks planned for internal execution have to be purchased from an external supplier, or the costs have exceeded the budget. For most project changes, you will need advance consent form Business Finland. You should discuss the need for changes with your contact person.
The project change application is completed on the "Changes" tab. The change application can be submitted by the accountable project leader or an authorized signatory of the organization.
You can apply for a change through the Online Service in the following changes, among others:
The bank account number changes
Report a new bank account number by sending a signed copy of the template Y1 to Business Finland's record office (kirjaamo) by secured email. The report requires a signature of an authorized signatory of the organization.
The project's contact person or the cost statement contact person changes
A change in the project's contact person or the cost statement contact person can be reported by sending a message to Business Finland's record office (kirjaamo) by secured email.
Organization restructuring, such as corporate acquisitions
Contact Business Finland well in advance of any changes related to the restructuring of your organization, such as corporate acquisitions. The company to which you wish to transfer your project will be subject to the same evaluation process as companies applying for new funding.
If the transfer of the project is approved, the company taking charge of the project has to accept the funding decision and its terms and conditions using acceptance template Y1.
Business Finland loans are usually unsecured loans. If the project is at risk of failure or the utilization of its results is considerably delayed, you may apply for an amendment to the loan terms. In the first instance, the loan period will be extended. If the financial utilization of the project or its results fails, the remaining principal and interest may be waived in part or in full in exceptional cases.
Apply for an amendment to the loan terms using a free-form application, which must explain the reasons for requesting an extended loan period. You must complement your loan amendment application with a calculation of the progress of the project. You can make use of the sample calculation for loan amendments (xls). Send the application to Business Finland’s record office by secured email.