Grästorp

Last updated: 28 10 2019

Grästorp is a small municipality in the centre of western Götaland, south of Lake Vänern. It is close to larger population centres, such as Trollhättan, Vänersborg and Lidköping. There is plenty of public transport here.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

5,711

Size by area

265 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Trollhättan 24 km
  • Vänersborg 25 km
  • Lidköping 36 km
  • Göteborg 100 km

The natural surroundings are pretty, and there are plenty of leisure facilities, with opportunities for sports of various kinds. Many events and activities are arranged in Grästorp via the active association scene. The business climate is very good, and Grästorp is ranked No 43 in Sweden.

Housing

In Grästorp, there are only private housing companies. The municipality's website has a list of landlords letting flats. Apart from flats for rent, there are detached houses to buy – often at low prices, and there are also cheap plots to buy.

Language groups in the locality

There are lots of different language groups in Grästorp municipality due to successful refugee reception since 2006. Some of the largest language groups are English, Arabic, Tigrinya, Somali and Persian. Grästorp is also enriched by inhabitants speaking Thai, Chinese, Russian, Serbian and Albanian.

Associations and organisations

The Church of Sweden and the Pentecostal Church are represented in Grästorp. In Grästorp there are ten old churches with a historical background. The nearest mosque is in the neighbouring municipality of Trollhättan. There are various ethnic associations in the neighbouring municipalities of Trollhättan and Vänersborg.

Girls playing football.

What is available in the immediate area

The centre of Grästorp has a citizens' office, a social welfare office, a pharmacy, a medical care centre with a child health care centre and a maternity care centre, all located in Kommunens Hus, the municipal service centre. Staff from Arbetsförmedlingen and Försäkringskassan will be available in Kommunens Hus when you have made an appointment. The service centre also has about 30 shops, as well as cafés and restaurants.

Grästorp offers a wide variety of activities, including very scenic walks, a library, a cultural centre, a concert hall, a cinema, a public bath house, churches, a football pitch with AstroTurf, a skating rink, a riding centre, a gym, indoor ball courts and a tennis centre, a golf course and much else. There are shops selling second-hand furniture, clothes and kitchen utensils.

Kommunens Hus in Grästorp.

Grästorp offers a wide variety of activities, including very scenic walks, a library, a cultural centre, a concert hall, a cinema, a public bath house, churches, a football pitch with AstroTurf, a skating rink, a riding centre, a gym, indoor ball courts and a tennis centre, a golf course and much else. There are shops selling second-hand furniture, clothes and kitchen utensils.

Grästorp’s cultural centre with a group of people having coffee outside.

The municipality has a labour market unit providing extra support to unemployed persons, as well as a refugee unit, and it also runs Swedish for immigrants by itself.

People in Grästorp celebrating Sweden’s National Day.

Childcare

In Grästorp there are several nursery schools to choose from, and a place can be arranged within two weeks (guarantee).

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

The schools are located close to the sports facilities in Grästorp population centre, which means that sports lessons have a great variety of activities. For younger pupils in pre-school to year 3, there is Backenskolan and Lunneviskolan. Pupils in years 4–9 attend Centralskolan.

There is no upper secondary school in Grästorp; instead, most of the pupils of this age go by bus to the neighbouring municipalities of Trollhättan, Lidköping and Vara

Education opportunities

Grästorp municipality offers Swedish for Immigrants run by the municipality and delivered in Grästorp. Other adult education can be accessed by contacting Grästorp municipality. Social orientation for new arrivals is arranged in collaboration with other municipalities in Skaraborg county and usually takes place in the neighbouring municipalities.

Read more about adult education in the municipality.

Health and medical care

In the Municipality House, there is a medical centre, ante-natal clinic and a child healthcare clinic. The public dental clinic is located in the centre.

Interpreter assistance

Our new Grästorpers have the opportunity to be supporter by an interpreter to their first language on their visits to the citizens' office, and to have access to interpreters at pre-booked appointments with the refugee reception/integration unit and the social services office.

Public transport

There are public transport links in the municipality. Information on timetables and different ways to travel can be found on the municipality's website.

Public transport in the municipality

Work and entrepreneurship

Grästorp municipality is the largest employer in the municipality. There are several small companies in Grästorp. There are also many employers in the neighbouring municipalities of Trollhättan, Vänersborg, Lidköping and Vara within a 20–36 km distance. There is public transport by train and bus.