Sponsoring and partnerships

Supporting children, youngsters, sports and culture

We sponsor carefully selected targets. Our cooperation partners appeal to wide focus groups, are responsible and comply with Elisa's values whilst having natural links to our business. We always commit to long-term cooperation with the selected targets.

ShedHelsinki Säätiö sr is founded by Elisa. The foundation supports work for children and youth, focusing on diversity and special needs children. The foundation produces creative events, such as musicals, together with several organizations and partners. The chairman of the Board of ShedHelsinki Foundation is Elisa's CEO Veli-Matti Mattila.

Already in 2016 Elisa and ShedHelsinki produced the non-mainstream Peter Pan musical. It provided a possibility to go on stage regardless of the different backgrouds of the children and teenagers.

Elisa has supported young people especially against social marginalization for several years. ShedHelsinki combines in a unique way the power of youth and diversity.


In 2017 we started an extensive Pidetään yhtä (Stay together) social project that encourages interaction between parents and teenagers. Research behind the project shows, that over half of teenagers would like to spend more time with their parents. As part of the project, Elisa employees will participate in voluntary work by being present in the everyday lives of young people in cooperation with Aseman Lapset ry and Hope ry.


In 2017 we started the WORD campaign that wants to gather young men back into words. Tha campaign is headed by rap artist taMikael Gabriel.

Part of our everyday responsibility work includes, for example, free Elisa digital schools organised for children in various localities. We also teach the elderly to use new technology, for example, at SeniorSurfDay events organised in service housing.

In sports, we invest in team sports and the career paths of young up and coming athletes. Elisa's long-term cooperation partners include the Finnish national ice-hockey team and HIFK and snowboarding world champion Enni Rukajärvi.

Every year, we donate the money that would otherwise be spent on Christmas cards to charity.