The Common Responsibility Campaign

The Common Responsibility Campaign helps those in
need irrespective of their origin, faith or political convictions
both in Finland and abroad.

The Common Responsibility Campaign

The Common Responsibility Campaign (known in Finnish as Yhteisvastuukeräys) is a nationwide social movement based on the philosophy “love thy neighbour” and the annual fundraising campaign of the Finnish Lutheran Church. The Common Responsibility is organized by Kirkkopalvelut (The Church Resources Agency). The Campaign defends neglected people and advocates for caring and justice. Fighting indifference, we encourage society and its members to assume responsibility.

Help for those in need

Approximately 60 % of the proceeds of the Campaign are channeled to the Finn Church Aid’s Disaster Fund, which enables the launch and implementation of emergency response to humanitarian disasters.

20 % is used annually for financial aid for variable charity projects in Finland and 20 % for diaconal work carried out by the local parishes.

The support is very concrete – the aim is to help people help themselves.  Since 1950, the  Campaign has reached already hundreds of thousands of people.

Campaign for 2024

The Common Responsibility Campaign for 2024 supports young people experiencing deep loneliness or are at risk of marginalization, losing control of their lives, or missing out on opportunities for a good life in Finland and globally.

In Finland, the proceeds are directed through HelsinkiMission and local parishes to lonely young people. Loneliness is a distressing, individual experience of exclusion and separateness. Currently, around 14 % of secondary and high school students experience loneliness.

Finn Church Aid, FCA (Kirkon Ulkomaanapu) assists in disaster areas worldwide by enabling children and youth to attend school and receive vocational education. FCA works in Uganda across six refugee settlements. Through educational projects, they improve access to education by constructing new and safe classrooms, organizing campaigns to encourage school attendance, raising awareness about the importance of education, and distributing learning materials and hygiene kits.