Presenting Partners

The Homeless World Cup Annual Tournament is delivered by multiple local partners who, in coordination with the Homeless World Cup Foundation, work tirelessly to create an unforgettable event for all participating players as well as an exciting event for locals to attend.

Here are the organisations that are working together with the Homeless World Cup Foundation to bring you the Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup.


Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland city in the Nordic countries, with a population of 235,239 as of 2018. The city is one of the most rapidly developing regions in Finland with a rich industrial history that endures today, continuing to be a leading centre of technology, research, education, culture, sports and business.

Sitting on the Tammerkoski rapids that connects the picturesque Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi lakes, the area boasts 200 bodies of water, as well as nature reserves, parks, green areas, allotments, and Pyynikki, the world’s highest gravel ridge.


Headquartered in Tampere, Nauha is an NGO providing educational employment services, housing services, child welfare, youth work, drug rehabilitation, peer work, volunteer work, immigration services and homeless street soccer.

As well as running projects in Finland, Nauha has ongoing projects in Burundi, Estonia, and Romania and is dedicated to serving human needs globally.

Learn more about Nauha here.


For over 150 years the non-profit Deaconess Foundation has been helping people at risk of social exclusion, making sure everyone has the chance at a dignified life. Operating throughout Finland, they specialise in producing effective social welfare and health services, aiming to improve the day-to-day lives of vulnerable people.

As well as providing welfare services, the foundation collaborates with businesses to further the help for vulnerable groups, as well as university research on preventing social exclusion.

Learn more about the Deaconess Foundation here.


The Salvation Army is an international charitable organisation operating in 131 countries, dedicated to alleviating suffering, including homeless services, disaster relief and humanitarian aid.

The organisation has been present in Finland since 1889, now with 40 facilities in more than 20 localities. As well as offering temporary accommodations for 53 people in Helsinki, it runs three supported housing units that operate according to the Housing First principle, in which having a place to live is considered a human right.

Learn more about the Salvation Army here.