SLÖJD+ In English

SLÖJD+ is a call for proposals from the National Swedish Handicraft Council (Nämnden för hemslöjdsfrågor). It is aimed at professionals in the field of handicrafts who want to carry out a small project during 2023. You can apply for the fixed amount of 30 000 SEK. Applications was open from 16 February to 9 March 2023.

Professional practitioners in traditional crafts are welcome to apply from the SLOYD+ programme of the National Swedish Handicraft Council. Museums, schools, and associations can also apply for the grant if they will commission a professional craftsman or craftswoman.

You can apply for the fixed amount of SEK 30,000 for a short project or something you want to study in more detail about handicrafts and traditional crafts. The grant is easy to search and report for.

The National Swedish Handicraft Council will grant 30 projects. Applications are open from 16 February to 9 March.

What is SLÖJD+?

In SLÖJD+, you can combine "crafts" with a study, a project, new collaborations, contacts across borders or anything else you want to do with crafts and handicrafts. The grant can be used for a small project to be carried out over a few months or a pilot study for a larger project application.

There will be 30 projects eligible for funding this year.

The project must be carried out mainly in Sweden.

Who can apply?

All applicants must have an organisation number. If you are not registered in Sweden, you can apply for a coordination number from the Swedish Tax Agency to start a business.

Institutions, organisations, and associations can also apply.

Companies that have their accounts done by an umbrella employment company (e.g. Frilans Finans) cannot apply.

What can I apply for?

SLÖJD+ welcomes ideas from all areas of crafts and traditional crafts. The National Swedish Handicraft Council welcomes applications that break new ground with new and challenging ideas.

It is important that your project or study can be completed and submitted before 15 October.

Inspiration for what a project could be about in SLÖJD+

  • Create an exhibition, write articles, or critique on crafts, invite to public talks on crafts
  • Crafts and techniques with roots in other traditions
  • Study of traditional crafts and craftsmanship, knowledge of techniques, methods and traditions handed down from generation to generation

The project must be presented in a way that allows others to benefit from it, i.e. lectures or articles. A proposal for the Swedish list Länk till annan webbplats. could be a way of highlighting and disseminating knowledge.

How do I apply?

Applications for SLÖJD+ are open from 16 February to 9 March. Although the form is in Swedish, it is possible to write your application in English.

Fill in the application form on our website. PLEASE NOTE! The deadline for applications is at 14.00 hrs on the 9 March.

Please note that you can’t save the application form; it must be filled in and sent at the same time. You use a help form (PDF) to prepare the application - link in the application.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept attachments to the application.

Notification of submitted application

All submitted applications are confirmed by e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation within 15 minutes, please contact so we can secure that the application has been received. Please also check that it is not stuck in your spam folder.

Terms and conditions

  • It is essential that your SLÖJD+ project or in-depth study is completed and submitted within the specified deadline. The report must be submitted no later than 15 October 2023 and must consist of a written report together with pictures or other documentation that can disseminate and share the results of the project. We will use photos from the projects on our website and social media. It is therefore important to obtain permission from the people who appear in the photos and to give the name of the photographer.
  • The project must be carried out mainly in Sweden and the project owner have a Swedish company registration number
  • The project owner is obliged to notify if the conditions of the project change significantly during the project period.
  • The project grant is paid to the company/organisation and must be included as income in the accounts, as must all the project costs.
  • In all information and publications about the project, both during and after the project period, it must be clearly stated that Nämnden för hemslöjdsfrågor has contributed to the financing of the project.
  • The remaining amount must be reimbursed if the entire project grant is not used.

Important dates

  • Application is open 16 February - 9 March (closes at 1400 hrs)
  • Notification to all applicants 27 April
  • Last day for submitting reports for approved projects 15 October 

Applications to us are public documents

As a public authority, the National Swedish Handicraft Council is subject to the principle of public access to official documents under the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act. If you intend to apply for a grant from the Nämnden för hemslöjdsfrågor, you should be aware that we cannot classify your application as confidential, and it may therefore be disclosed to anyone who requests it.


Can I apply for paid working time?

Yes, paid working time is one of the points of this call. In the economic report, you include your working time at your normal hourly rate, showing that the money has been spent on the project.

How much can be applied for?

You can apply for a fixed amount of SEK 30,000.

Is the project grant tax-free?

No, project grants are generally taxable income for the recipient as there is a requirement for a quid pro quo. The project grant should be recorded as VAT-free income in the company's or organisation's accounts. For more information, contact

When to report?

Applications granted must be reported to the National Swedish Handicraft Council by October 15, 2023. A written report together with photos or other documentation to disseminate and share the results of the project.


Do you have another question about applying? Welcome to get in touch!