City of Helsinki as a partner for organisations

Organisations, associations and foundations are important partners for Helsinki. Through organisations, Helsinki residents participate and are involved in building a city where everyone can lead their own way of life with functioning everyday routines.  



Cooperation with organisations is coordinated by the City Executive Office. Cooperation is pursued with different sectors in a networked manner.  An organisation advisory board(Link leads to external service) was established in Helsinki in 2023 to ensure the ability of organisations to participate and influence. 



This page contains information on contact persons for cooperation between organisations, links to pages containing information on grants and premises as well as a newsletter for organisations.   

Find your contact person

If you are interested in cooperation with the City of Helsinki, you can contact the relevant division directly.  Emails are in the format firstname.lastname @ hel.fi  

Titta Reunanen, Partnership Manager

Veera Vilkama, Organisation Cooperation Development Manager

Veli-Matti Hurtig, Grant Allocation Development Manager

Leena Palve-Kaunisto, Service Manager (email Leena Palve)

Hanna Keränen, Financial Planner

Tiina Antila-Lehtonen, Interaction Specialist

Taika Tuunanen, Head of Unit   

Culture: Ulla K Bergström, Partnership Manager

Sports: Taina Korell, Head of Unit

Youth: Markku Toivonen, Partnership Manager   

Volunteering: Eliisa Saarinen, Development planner

Gerontological Social Work: Marko Timonen, Manager  

Home Care: Suvi Kan, Head of Home Care 

Family and Social Services: Marianne Neijonen, Coordinator  

Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services: Joonas Munck, Special Designer, peer and lived experience expert 

Senior Info: Nina Arekari, Information Manager

Senior centres: Sari Hedman, Manager