Regional councils in Southern Finland
Regional councils grant funding for ERDF regional development projects in their areas. The regions of South Karelia and Kymenlaakso also have access to funding from the Just Transition Fund (JTF).
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council is the intermediate body in the regions of Häme, Kymenlaakso, Päijät-Häme, Helsinki-Uusimaa and Southwest Finland. It also serves as the intermediate funding body for ERDF projects included in the ecosystem agreements of Lahti, Turku and cities in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
The Regional Council of South Karelia is the intermediate body for ERDF and JTF funding in South Karelia.