LAG Viisari

The LAG Viisari operates in the northern part of Central Finland. The association was ohjelman kansikartta-002established in the spring of 2000.


In Finland, Leader local action groups (LAGs) are registered associations that develop rural areas by funding local rural development projects and supporting local enterprises

  • Association established in Spring of 2000
  • 446 members
  • 2 clerical employees and a fixed-term project employee
  • Board 9 members in addition to the chairman; the board members represent the operating area’s municipalities, associations and residents.


Programme period 2007–2013

  • The programme funding is approx. €7.2 million, incl. the 20% financing share of the municipalities in the operating area
  • Reviewed applications 265
  • Financing support decisions 175


Operating area

  • Saarijärvi
  • Viitasaari
  • Äänekoski, excluding the planning areas of Äänekoski
  • The municipalities of Kannonkoski, Karstula, Kinnula, Kivijärvi, Kyyjärvi and Pihtipudas