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 Best Practice team to develop sector-leading 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 a 'Welcome to Crisis' breakfast, 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 Card 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 co-branded assets including a Christmas ecard and inspiring video, to share your season’s greetings with stakeholders and staff, while showing your company’s support to end homelessness.
The team design bespoke 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.
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.
“Volunteering with the corporate partnerships team has enabled me to help donors understand what homelessness really means, when they might not have fully understood it before. Many of the attendees at Welcome to Crisis mornings are surprised by the severity of the situation, but are hopefully also uplifted by hearing how Crisis got me back on my feet and supported me out of homelessness” – Matthew, Crisis member ambassador
Stay up to date on the latest from the corporate partnerships team at Crisis.
Last month, we delivered the second instalment of our Crisis Homelessness Awareness Training (CHAT) course for key partners and supporters.
Crisis is proud to announce that our partnership with Tesco Mobile has been shortlisted for two categories in the 2021 Third Sector Business Charity Awards.
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.
We are very excited to have worked with innocent drinks this Christmas, who chose to support Crisis through their annual free Christmas present giveaway for their customers.
Our corporate partner Snug pledged to support Crisis this Black Friday, instead of taking part in the annual discount weekend.
Our incredible corporate partner Secret Cinema have chosen to support Crisis to end homelessness this festive season through their award-winning, immersive film club 'Secret Sofa'.
To support our guests this Christmas, we're excited to have the support of the Ford Fund and Ford UK, who are helping us to provide wellbeing packs containing a range of items to support mental health and wellbeing.
Crisis are thrilled to be supported by Coca-Cola, who will be donating £2 to Crisis for every can that is personalised and ordered through their website this Christmas, donating a total of £50,000.
Last month, we delivered our first ever training course for corporate partners, aimed at helping employees gain a deeper understanding of homelessness, how we can end it and the everyday differences we can make.
Mortgage lender Vida plans to donate at least £150,000 in support of our work to end homelessness.
For 14 days over Christmas, Crisis will provide a lifeline for hundreds of homeless people, offering support and companionship. Team up with your colleagues to help us make sure we have enough supplies for everyone by delivering packages of donations to our warehouse.
Tesco Mobile and Crisis have announced the start of an ambitious two-year partnership aiming to help thousands of people experiencing homelessness across Britain to reconnect with society.
We invite our supporters to explore our Home For All campaign guide, which outlines the changes Crisis will undergo as an organisation, as well as the ways in which we are working together with local councils, charities and governments to end homelessness for good.
Dr.PAWPAW raised vital funds for Crisis over the 12 months through the sale of their products, which will be used to support the delivery of our health and well-being services for people experiencing homelessness.
PwC’s support for the two charities over the next three years will have a particular focus on digital skills and transformation.
A huge thank you to all of the incredible supporters who helped us to adapt our services and deliver essential support to our members when they needed it most.
Field Court Chambers have generously supported our emergency coronavirus campaign In This Together with a gift-in-kind donation.
Corporate partner NHBC have taken their fundraising offline to continue their support when Crisis needs it most.
Crisis has partnered with firm Travel Phone Shop to provide homeless people with pay-as-you-go handsets and keep them connected to support services.
Corporate partner Smart Pension host virtual weekly yoga lessons to support staff and raise vital funds for Crisis.