Homelessness can't be ignored any longer.
Homelessness can be overwhelming. It's uncomfortable to confront. Sometimes the more we see it, the more we want to look away. But ignoring homelessness won't help us to end it. This crisis has reached urgent levels.
300,000 households across Great Britain could be forced into homelessness next year because of the rising cost of living and the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.
Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn how your company can support Crisis.
Becoming a partner of Crisis will support you and your colleagues to play a part in ending homelessness for good. The Partnerships team will help you to fundraise creatively and engage in inspiring volunteering opportunities, to show you the impact of your support.
Corporate supporters of Crisis give more than just money. Their time, energy and expertise supports homeless people at our Skylight centres to find their confidence and re-enter employment; our Research and Best Practice team to develop sector-leading campaigns and policy recommendations; and our Christmas guests to take their first steps out of homelessness.
Please get in touch with us today if you are interested in working with Crisis to end homelessness. If you are looking to make a one-off corporate gift, please donate here. If you would like to attend an event or webinar, please register to attend. If you are a business owner or senior colleague at your organisation and would like to make a large personal donation, please visit our philanthropy page.
Crisis' strategic partnerships go beyond simply providing staff with exciting ways to volunteer and fundraise. We work to build partnerships which make a lasting difference to our mission to end homelessness.
Our strategic partnerships can offer your company:
We deliver partnerships with the power to transform the lives of the some of the most vulnerable members of society, whilst also meeting your corporate social responsibility objectives and engaging your staff.
Our strategic partnerships deliver big impact, both for corporate supporters and our members.
Your account manager will work with you and your colleagues to devise a unique programme of engagement opportunities designed around your needs and wants. We offer a range of fun, memorable team-building opportunities, and occasions for your staff to volunteer their time and skills to help homeless people. Your staff could:
Publicly associating your brand with Crisis can also be a powerful way of increasing your sales, improving customer loyalty and reaching out to and engaging with new audiences.
The Partnerships team can offer tailored communications to engage your audiences in ending homelessness.
Your account manager can work with you to develop a cause-related marketing campaign, where a portion of sales of a product are donated to Crisis.
Companies who support our Crisis Christmas campaign play an important part of our work to support people out of homelessness.
To thank you, we'll promote your company's brand to the UK's business elite in a double page spread in the Financial Times, running twice each December. We will also provide you with digital assets to share your company's support to end homelessness with stakeholders and staff.
The team design engagement calendars for all of our corporate partners who are able to commit to a minimum fundraising target of £20,000.
These calendars include a range of seasonal and ad hoc volunteering opportunities for teams and individuals.
Unfortunately, due to the popularity of our volunteering programme, we are not able to offer opportunities to companies who are looking to source one-off team events.
To find out more about the kinds of volunteering opportunities available at Crisis, and how you can play a role in ending homelessness, please contact the Partnerships team today.
Your company can support Crisis work to end homelessness by donation gifts in kind such as clothing, books, small homeware objects and vinyl records to our Shops from Crisis. Please have a look here to find one of our shops and more information about the items we can accept.
Each year during Crisis at Christmas we receive thousands of donations from the public and corporate partners which allow us to run our Christmas services and give guests a Christmas to remember. Donations include toiletries, clothing, tea, biscuits, gloves and chargers. Please get in touch with the Corporate Partnerships team to find out which items we would especially love for next Christmas.
Our Housing Teams work tirelessly to find adequate accommodation for our members (people experiencing homelessness). However, once we are able to house somebody they are often in need of essential items such as white goods, crockery and furniture, if your company has access to these items and would be interested in exploring donating these to Crisis please contact the Partnerships team.
could fund a programme of sessions for someone who is struggling with their mental health.
could run a Renting Ready course to help people find and keep a home of their own.
could help run an English or Maths class for a term.
could fund an English or Maths class for an entire year, including tests and qualifications.
"I was delighted to use my professional skills to assess grant applications, and support people in getting their business plans viable, and hopefully successful. Crisis are playing such a big part in tackling homelessness, and I am very grateful to PwC for giving me and others time to volunteer, and to live our values of building trust in the society and solving important problems." - Kate, PwC Volunteer
Our partnership with Lloyds Banking Group is our biggest to date and is set to raise an incredible £2 Million over a two-year period.
Alongside Simon Community, our delivery partner in Northern Ireland, we will empower Lloyds Banking Group colleagues to better understand the causes and the prevalence of homelessness and inspire them to play their part in ending it.
Lloyds Banking Group will also support us in partnering with Homes for Good, to establish a new lettings agency which will improve access to good quality, affordable housing for those experiencing homelessness.
We are hugely thankful for the tireless efforts and dedication of Lloyds Banking Group thus far. Our shared believe that everyone should have access to a safe and secure home makes us a formidable transformative force.
We look forward to sharing updates and achievements of the partnership very soon! If you'd like to read further details, see our recent blog post.
Stay up to date on the latest from the corporate partnerships team at Crisis.
Let this Christmas be the start of life beyond homelessness: A thank you to our Financial Times sponsors.
Crisis has partnered with Virgin Media O2 and Good Things Foundation to provide access to free devices and data for people supporting people experiencing, and at risk of, homelessness.
Starting to think about what this Black Friday looks like for your organisation this year and want to provide an impactful experience for your community at check out? Your company could run an Anti-Black Friday campaign instead to take a stance against consumerism and supporting Crisis at the same time.
Across October, 50p from every limited edition John Frieda Volume Lift product sold will support Crisis to end homelessness.
During August 6 volunteers from Berkeley/ St George’s plc kindly came in for 4 days to help us transform the courtyard at our Brent Skylight, being very considerate to not impact our day-to-day services in the process. They also generously covered the cost and materials (estimated at around £10,000) of the re-design, transforming the courtyard into a welcoming space for members.
This September, Zoopla and Crisis are celebrating a year of working together to make homelessness in Great Britain a thing of the past.
This month we’re celebrating our partnership with bed retailer Bensons for Beds who started supporting Crisis during Christmas 2022 through their "Simply by Bensons" donation campaign.
With 2023 now upon us and Crisis at Christmas 2022 complete, we look back at the amazing efforts of our corporate partners over the festive season, without whom our running our vital services wouldn’t be possible.
After three years of working together the partnership between Crisis and the QBE Foundation is coming to its natural end, and so we look at the partnership and the achievements possible with QBE’s incredible support.
We are delighted to be re-opening our doors to our incredible supporters this year, with in-person events and tours of our support services seeing corporate partners return to our flagship Skylight centre.
In a major new partnership, Crisis and Zoopla have joined together to call on the government to urgently invest in housing benefit.
Since the beginning of our partnership, Tesco Mobile have made an incredible donation of just under £942,000 to Crisis Skylight members across Great Britain.
A huge thank you to the Wimbledon Foundation for gifting four centre court tickets to members (people experiencing homelessness) and staff from our London-wide Housing First team.
In this blog, we share how Crisis is committed to supporting people at risk of or experiencing homeless during the cost of living crisis.
This May our partner PwC held their 13th annual firmwide fundraising and volunteering event ‘One Firm One Day’ which encourages employees across the country to take time out to support their local communities and national charity partners. This year's ‘One Firm One Day’ activities included a Fun Run, a Shops from Crisis pop-up shop and many more.
For the past three years, in partnership with The Berkeley Foundation, Crisis has been developing and implementing a ‘place-based’ approach to ending homelessness in the London Borough of Brent.
We would like to thank the Ford Motor Company Fund for supporting Crisis at Christmas for the second year in a row.
Papa John’s raised vital funds by making a donation to Crisis for every festive meal deal sold throughout November and December, as well as by donating profits from their Christmas Jingle ‘Better of Together’.
Since 2017, JLL has raised an amazing £1.28M! What started as a 2-year partnership extended into a fruitful 5 years of working together, helping Crisis to support over 1,300 members through our Housing Coaches.
As another year closes on Crisis at Christmas, we want to say thank you to all our wonderful existing and new corporate partners that chose to support Crisis at Christmas this year.
Crisis are thrilled to be partnering with Papa John’s once again this Christmas.
Since 2013, Crisis and The Berkeley Foundation have worked in partnership to help end homelessness. Read about what we have been able to achieve, together.
Head of Innovation Jem Henderson reports on the October Entrepreneurship forum, featuring corporate partners Sky and PWC.
This Sunday 10 October, Network Rail staff marked World Homeless Day by supporting Routes out of Homelessness.
Last month, we delivered the second instalment of our Crisis Homelessness Awareness Training (CHAT) course for key partners and supporters.
Lockdown has challenged Crisis and our corporate partners to engage staff in new ways. The partnerships team have reflected on how Crisis staff have been supported since the pandemic began, and reached out to some of our corporate partners to understand how they have engaged their staff in this past year of remote working and uncertainty.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our corporate partners for their continued support last year during the coronavirus outbreak and for working with us to ensure that no one was homeless and alone over the Christmas period.
Lockdown has prompted many among us to become highly creative in the ways we connect with loved ones and colleagues, and as such virtual gifts have experienced a renaissance of sorts. The Tesco Mobile (SIM) card campaign took Crisis' virtual fundraising to a new level in Christmas 2020 with our first ever collaborative gift, with Tesco Mobile staff and customers raising an incredible total of over £75,000 in support of our work to end homelessness.