The region gets its revenue from the state and the municipalities. Part of the region expenditure is financed through a block grant, whereas other subsidies are locally and activity-related. This means, by way of example, that a municipality, beside the basic contribution, pays each time a citizen needs hospital surgery.

The economy of the regions has been divided into three ”sections” – Health Care, Regional Development and Social Care. The state block grant constitutes the most significant element of financing – approx. 70%.