Now you can apply for Fritidskortet again

Vadsø municipality is continuing the pilot project with Fritidskort. In the autumn of 2020, you can apply for reimbursement, up to 10 December.

What is Fritidskort?

This is a benefit intended for all children and youth aged from 6 to 18 years old, to receive up to NOK 1000 every six months, to use on one or several recreational activities. Fritidskort is personal. The aim of Fritidskort is to encourage increased participation and inclusion.

What does Fritidskort cover?

Participation fees for one or several activities up to NOK 1000 per child, per six-month period. Training fees, player licences, subscriptions etc. are included in the scheme. Fritidskort covers organised recreational activities that take place a minimum of 10 times per six-month period.

Fritidskort does not cover holidays, camp-type activities or tournaments. The card cannot be used at cinemas, bowling halls or other activities organised solely by yourself. Sports equipment, instruments etc. are not covered by Fritidskort.

The following organisations offer activities for which you can apply to be covered through Fritidskort:

  • IL Norild
  • IL Polarstjernen
  • KFUK/KFUM-speiderne
  • Norsk motorklubb Vadsø
  • Vadsø atletklubb
  • Vadsø dykkerklubb
  • Vadsø hestesportsklubb
  • Vadsø jeger- og fiskerforening
  • Vadsø karateklubb
  • Vadsø klatreklubb
  • Vadsø kulturskole
  • Vadsø rideskole
  • Vadsø skiklubb
  • Vadsø skolekorps
  • Vadsø skytterlag
  • Vadsø sportskytterklubb
  • Vadsø svømmeklubb
  • Vadsø turnforening (VTF)

Who can get Fritidskort?

Children and youth with a residential address in Vadsø, aged 6-18 years. Siblings can each have their own Fritidskort. The funds in the Fritidskort are assigned to each individual child and therefore funds that are not used cannot be transferred to another sibling. Fritidskort is valid from the calendar year you become 6 years old up to and including the calendar year you become 18 years old.

How to apply:

Children 6 - 16 years: One of the child’s parents/guardians must apply on behalf of the child.
Youth 16 - 18 years: You can apply yourself, or a parent/guardian can apply on your behalf.

You will need an account number, the name of the child and date of birth to apply for reimbursement or a payment advance. You must also have your receipt (for reimbursement) or invoice (for payment advance) ready, as you will have to upload this and send it in with the application.

If you need help in completing the application, you can ask at school, at the recreational activity itself or at the municipal service centre.

Dates for reimbursement/payment

All those who apply for Fritidskort before 10 December 2020 will receive payment before 31 December 2020.

Vadsø Recreational Fund

We would also like to remind you about the Vadsø Recreational Fund [Norwegian: Fritidsfondet i Vadsø], which applies to children aged 6-18 years, from families with a low income. The Vadsø Recreational Fund will help to ensure that all children and youth in Vadsø are able to take part in recreational activities, regardless of their family’s economic situation.

Fritidskort is intended for ALL children and youth aged between 6-18 years
Fritidsfond is intended for children and youth from families with a low income.


If the family is receiving social assistance or other benefits from NAV, they may be entitled to coverage of expenses for children’s recreational activities from NAV.

If you have any questions concerning the Fritidskort scheme, please contact Head of Municipal Affairs Grethe Pleym