The Finnish Heritage Agency's activities are financed through budget funds. It receives an annual appropriation from the Government budget. The largest part of the Finnish Heritage Agency's funding comes from the Ministry of Education and Culture's administrative sector.

Operating expense budget 2021
The net budget allocated for the operating expenses of the Finnish Heritage Agency is € 22 314 000

Other consumption expenditure
For the facility costs of the Finnish Heritage Agency's cultural sites and tourist attractions € 16 886 000.

Transfer payments
For the Finnish Heritage Agency’s allowances and for the promotion of the implementation of the Unesco agreements on cultural heritage € 3 217 000 .

Investment expenditure
Renovation and maintenance of offices and real estates to retain the value of property € 799 000.

Other expenses
Expenditure for the protection of cultural environment € 40 000.

Other funding
In addition, the Agency receives financing from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Environment as well as from the Government appropriations to create jobs granted to the Ministry of Employment. The Agency also receives outside funding for archaeological activities as archaeological research carried out due to large-scale private and public land use projects is paid for by the project executer. The Finnishl Heritage Agency also carries out projects which receive funding from the EU. In addition to these, the FinnishHeritage Agency has the use of donations which are in various funds.

The Finnish Heritage Agency receives income from such things as entrance fees to museums and castles, guided tours and the rents for premises, restoration services, object hire, export licences, sales of publications and other printed matters as well as collection photo and library services.