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Here you will find information and links to the local history movement's activities regionally and nationally.

Family farm diploma

You can renew your old family farm diploma or order a diploma for a new family farm. The cost for subtitling a diploma is SEK 1250 (including VAT).
Form can be found here

Dalarnas fornminnes och hembygdsförbund diploma with merit badge

Awarded for meritorious work within a local community association, local community district or association. Proposals for recipients - with written justification - are submitted by the local community association's board to the local history association's office. Established 1985. Diploma and needle are paid for by the association.

Apply for a grant from Dalarna's local history association

Member associations in Dalarna's local history association can apply for funding from Billengren's gift. The grant policy can be read below:

Application form DFHF

Dalarnas hembygdsförbund - grant policy

The purpose of this policy writing is partly to make it easier for those who want to apply for financial support from Dalarna's local history association, and partly to be a guide for DFHF's board when decisions are to be made. This policy does not cover requests from Dalarna's local history association or Dalarna's museum.

The grant policy is established by the board. Grants are distributed in accordance with the association's statutes regarding the return, which read as follows: “[Of] the return from the assets during current 5-year periods, 80% can be distributed. Within the framework of the 80% dividend, priority is given to the yearbook if necessary. ”

Grants can be applied for by an individual local community association, affiliated to DFHF.

Grants can be awarded for documentation, exhibitions, public events or as printing grants, research grants or other grants that promote Dalarna's local community movement / the individual local community association. (See the priority below).

The grant application must contain:

- project description or, in the case of scripts, script scripts

Specified cost estimate or budget

- reporting of funds sought from elsewhere

- information about the account to which any contribution is to be sent

Grants are not provided to:

- normal operation of the association

- any salaries

- charity

- construction of real estate

Acquisition of objects or houses

Already printed articles

- periodical or yearbook

- events where alcohol is included

- travel expenses

The board prioritises:

- applications based on collaboration between several associations

- projects that can benefit the entire Dalarna local history movement

In the case of printing grants, at least two quotations from the printing company must be attached.

An application for a specially designed form, which is requested from the Hembygdskonsulenten (also available on the website), can be submitted at any time of the year, after which the matter is handled by the working committee before the board makes the final decision. The Board's decision cannot be appealed.

Payment is made no later than 14 days after the board has granted funds. An account of how the funds have been used must be submitted no later than 1 year after payment.

In connection with the publication of works that have been granted funding, it must be clear that grants have been received from Dalarnas Hembygdsförbund. With regard to printed matter / books, three copies must be sent to DFHF for nomination for "Homeland Book of the Year" and for incorporation into Dalarna's museum library.

Dalarna Ancient Heritage and Homeland Association

Dalarna Museum

Box 22, 791 21 Falun

Phone 023-666 55 46, 0703-93 72 03


Apply for grants in general

1. You must formulate all descriptions of you and your business that you want the contributor to say. If you want the contributor to say that your business is important, YOU must formulate everything. The wording you give should describe the importance of your business to someone who knows nothing about your organization and or what it does. Start with what you think "every single one" knows.

2. You must accommodate all the formal requirements contained in the call for proposals for the grant you are applying for. Read the requirements positively and describe exactly how you meet them. This does not necessarily mean that you formally meet all the requirements. but you describe how to achieve the same level as the requirements. Formal requirements such as which documents / certificates / forms / etc must be submitted at a certain time must always be met.  

Work slowly, stubbornly and persistently. Take enough good time on you in application procedures. Some contributors receive applications every year. Is it too short a time right now aiming for next year instead.

4. Anchor your applications and your needs to apply by talking to all conceivable people for whom it may be essential that at some point in some context they know you and what you are looking for. Inform, arrange meetings even if it is only to meet a single person. Returned and repeat the contacts at regular intervals. If it has been a long time, make a new contact. This is called lobbying. You need to be the one to lobby for the things you believe in, speak for the purpose, the purpose and the product.

More tips on how to apply for a grant

Current statistics on the homeland movement in Dalarna and Sweden are available at hembygd.se

The Hembygdsförsäkringen is a membership benefit for associations affiliated with the Swedish Hembygdsförbund. In addition to the basic insurance that is included in the membership fee, the association can choose to take out insurance for buildings and activities. Insurance matters and damages covered by the Hembygdsförsäkringen must always be reported to the Hembygdsförsäkringar's office. The insurer is Länsförsäkringar in Halland

Dalarna's regional representative is Olle Tranberg, Transtrand, 076 82 57 627

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Put your parish on the map

Dalarna, with its long tradition of parish arms and flags, occupies a special position in the heraldic area. Beginning in 1920, heraldic coats of arms and flags were created for each city and parish in Dalarna over a thirty-year period. This process was particularly intense during the 1940s, when the threatening war years increased the feeling for the homeland and its symbols. The situation in 1951 was that all of the province's 55 administrative units (cities, towns and parishes) had then adopted their own heraldic weapons, which has no equivalent in other parts of the country.

Read more about parish coats of arms in Dagsverket no. 4-2012


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