Giving ideas wings!

In Helsingborg, we want children to feel that their voices are heard as early as possible. With H22 and the Vision Fund, we want to speed up the creation of an innovation culture that will be a natural part of life for children growing up in Helsingborg. The aim is for the children to have faith in the future and grow up with the knowledge that they can influence the city and their own future.

During 2021, the #kidsedition initiative will take place. This will be run by H22 and the Vision Fund in the City of Helsingborg. #kidsedition is offering associations and organisations SEK 5,000 for materials so that children’s groups aged 7-15 can come up with their vision of what Helsingborg might look like in 2035.

This vision is presented in the form of a prototype.
A prototype does not need to work or be to scale. It is mostly a way of visualising ideas in a fun way. It could be a robot, pine cones with glitter, an audio or video recording, or a bigger built installation. The children’s imaginations, ideas, and dreams are free to fly!

”With the Vision Fund #kidsedition, we’re giving children a voice in the design of their city. They have an opportunity to be seen in a new context that inspires curiosity and provides a new experience. ”


Alexandra Hvalgren

How does it work?

Apply and submit a proposal
To receive financial support for prototypes, organisations and associations are to submit an application and an idea for a prototype. The person receiving the grant must have turned 18. The grant is paid out in May/June 2021.

Group exhibition at Tryckeriet
During autumn 2021, all the prototypes will be gathered and showcased during a group exhibition at Tryckeriet between November 12-13.

During H22 City Expo in the summer of 2022, the children’s ideas and prototypes will be the basis for a hackathon organised by the Vision Fund. The prototypes will determine what the hackathon’s categories and challenges will be. SEK 1 million will be awarded over the course of 31 days to projects based on the children’s prototypes. Those taking part in the hackathon can be architects, artists, programmers, entrepreneurs, or designers. The projects will strengthen Helsingborg as a creative and innovative city.

Start and idea generation
From now – April 30th

Application deadline
May 1st

Grant decision
May 24th


Creation period
June – November 

Exhibition at Tryckeriet
November 12-13th

Start and idea generation


Grant decision


Creation period

Exhibition at Tryckeriet

Don't wait around!

This is an exciting opportunity to describe your vision of what the Helsingborg of the future will look like. So don’t wait around. Click on the link below to go to the application page. Good luck!

What is the Vision Fund?

The Vision Fund is Helsingborg’s unique pot of money and free coaching programme for those with brave new ideas and dreams for what Helsingborg could be, for example, more fun, smarter, or more inclusive. Each year, SEK 1 million is awarded to different innovative projects. You can apply as an individual (18+), as a group, an association, or a business. Each project can be awarded a maximum of SEK 100,000. The project ideas are evaluated on the basis of the potential benefits to society and how they can help drive development in the city and achieve the goals of the vision Helsingborg 2035. LEARN MORE