To support and stimulate children's and young people's activities and participation, and to enhance the conditions of volunteer organisations and other membership-based groups at local level. Financial support is given to organisations and independent groups and associations with children and young people, and includes a huge variety of objectives and activities.
More than 15 000 local organisations for children and youth are awarded funding for their activities. Funding is distributed by two national umbrella organisations for children and youth organisations.
Children and young people are encouraged to participate as creators, producers and beneficiaries of cultural activities. Organisations led by children and young people are strengthened at local level.
USD 23 364 486 in 2016 (NOK 200 million). Frifond receives its funding both from the Ministry of Culture and from the proceeds of the Norwegian national lottery, which are allocated by Royal Decree.
The main conclusion of the evaluations were that the funding is supporting children's and young people's local activities and that is an important contribution to organisations, independent groups and associations at local level.