Gislaved municipality is home to a busy, broad range of club activities in everything from sports to social groups. The municipality endeavours to provide non-profit associations with the best conditions possible for pursuing their activities by providing support and awarding subsidies and grants.
Almost all sports associations in Sweden are counted as voluntary organizations, as they are non-profit making. In most cases, membership and practice fees are relatively low. Youth clubs can apply for activity grants from the municipality, and receive a lot of help from parents involved as leaders. There are 300 different associations in the municipality, 90 of which have a youth section.
Social groups and village communities protect and develop local areas. They are currently working intensively with extending the fibre optics network to their communities and villages.
There are several active local folklore societies in the municipality who work with the local history and environment. They take care of the rural community centres in the municipality and exhibit buildings from several different centuries. Visits to them show us how people lived in times past. In the course of the year they also arrange traditional festivities and activities such as Midsummer celebrations and hay-making.
Telephone: 0371- 810 00