Objectives

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The Government’s objective for civil society policy is to improve the conditions for civil society as an integral part of democracy. The objectives of the central government sports policy are that the government grant is to give girls and boys, women and men opportunities to take part in exercise and sport so as to promote good public health, to support a free and independent sports movement and to give girls and boys, women and men positive experiences of sport as entertainment. Other objectives, subject to Riksdag decisions but linked to the area, include faith communities.

Civil society

The objective of civil society policy is to improve the conditions for civil society as an integral part of democracy. This is to be done in dialogue with civil society organisations by:

  • developing opportunities for civil society to help people become involved based on commitment and a desire to influence their own lives or society in general;
  • strengthening the opportunities for civil society to contribute to the development of society and welfare as a collective voice and opinion-maker, and with a variety of activities; and
  • deepening and spreading knowledge about civil society.

Sport

The objectives of the central government sports policy are that the government grant is to give girls and boys, women and men opportunities to take part in exercise and sport so as to promote good public health, to support a free and independent sports movement and to give girls and boys, women and men positive experiences of sport as entertainment.

Support to children and young people is to be provided to activities that are conducted based on a child rights perspective. Support may also be provided to activities that strengthen the international competitiveness of athletes.

Faith communities

The objective of support to faith communities is to create the conditions for faith communities to conduct active and long-term religious activities in the form of worship, spiritual guidance, teaching and social services.