The Greenland Fund is established to promote communication between Icelandic and Greenlandic individuals. The Fund supports various projects, such as introductory tours of the relevant countries, support for students, art shows, sports events and other activities related to culture, education and science that could support the increased communication and flow of information between Iceland and Greenland. The Fund operates with three individuals appointed to the board of the Fund who prepare recommendations for projects to support. The Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture makes the ultimate decision as far as allocations from the fund.
Through allocations, the Greenland Fund is able to continue supporting the prosperous relationship that Iceland and Greenland foster. In 2019, 37 applications were received to the Fund, of which six received fiscal support. The Fund has led to increased communications between Icelandic and Greenlandic individuals, supporting the flow of information and communication, as well as creating a platform for shared cultural expressions.
In 2019, 7,322.79 USD was allocated to the fund from the Icelandic State Treasury (1 million ISK).
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Greenlandic Ministry of Education, Culture and Church