Travel grants

When a member must travel more than 50 km to get from his/her home to the educational institute, he/she can apply for a travel grant.

A special application must be filed for a travel grant which always must relate to studies/course/conference that the member attends. If the member does not pay him-/herself for studies/course/conference, a confirmation of participation must be turned in along with the application for a travel grant.

Funding rules

The maximum travel grant is 40.000 IKR. Pr. year, but the maximum of 50% of the invoice. The kilometre rate of the Ministry of Finance and Economy is adhered to every time. The amount is deducted from the maximum grant which is 130.000 IKR pr. year. 

The application must be accompanied by:

  • A paid invoice which is in the name of the member where the cost due to travelling is stated
  • The member paying the course fees/conference fees is a condition for a grant.
  • The invoice must not be older than 12 months.
  • It is not possible to apply for a grant more than once because of the same invoice.

In the case of organized educational trips, the basis for being able to apply for a travel grant is that the fare is paid in one’s own name. An educational program must also accompany the application where a detailed description of an organized education is official.

The member paying the travel costs relating to vocational studies, courses, vocational visits to companies or a conference is a condition for the provision of a travel grant as well as turning in a confirmation of participation when a participation fee is not collected. A program must accompany applications because of vocational visits to companies and conferences. It must be stated in the program because of vocational visits to companies which places are visited, what the content of the introduction is in each place and timing. A confirmation of participation must also be turned in, in the form of a signed letter from a superior or supervisor of the trip. The trip must be described in the letter and its purpose explained.

What is left of a 390 thousand accumulated right to vocational studies may be used for a travel grant for the maximum of 120.000 IKR but no higher than 50% of travel costs.

Apply for grant

On My Pages, you can view the balance of your funds and send in an electronic application.

What is the difference between SVS and SV?

VR is a member of two vocational education funds. Find on My Pages which fund you belong to by seeing whether you are being paid according the SA or FA wage agreements. Those who are paid according to SA wage agreements apply to SVS and those who are paid according to FA agreements apply to SV.
Most VR members have rights in SVS.