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Corporate partnerships with Crisis

Would you like to partner with Crisis this Christmas?

If you would like to find out more about how your company can support Crisis to end homelessness for more people, and help us raise awareness, that homelessness is not inevitable, please contact

corporatepartnerships@crisis.org.uk.

 

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.

 

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Strategic partnerships

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:

  • The chance to fund a unique project, service or role.
  • Opportunities to influence housing policy at a national level.
  • Innovation workshops and the chance to use your expertise to develop Crisis' resources and staff.

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.

Inspire your staff

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:

  • Take part in the Ultimate Crisis Challenge, an app-based treasure hunt.
  • Support members of our support centres by volunteering on our employability programmes.
  • Offer support to guests at Crisis this Christmas centres across Britain.
  • Challenge yourself to fundraise for annual events such as the Icebreaker and Square Mile Run series.

Grow your brand

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.

Volunteer your time

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.

The Wimbledon Foundation

    

 

 

The Wimbledon Foundation has supported Crisis' rapid rehousing services in London since August 2020. Rapid rehousing teams at Crisis work to move people experiencing homelessness into stable accommodation as quickly as possible, which reduces the length of stays in crowded and unsafe temporary accommodation or hostels.

The Foundation currently funds Housing First coaches and the pan-London Housing Procurement team, who work with landlords to ringfence high quality and affordable housing for our members.

The Foundation also volunteer their time at our Christmas warehouse, and have given gifts of Championship towels and tickets to Crisis staff and members.

To find out more about the partnership please contact Ella Dinsdale, Corporate Partnerships Account Manager at Crisis ella.dinsdale@crisis.org.uk.

Some of our corporate partners

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Tesco Mobile logo

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Watches of Switzerland Group logo

Papa John's logo

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Sky logo

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PwC Foundation logo

Zoopla logo

The Wimbledon Foundation logo

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Partnerships News

Stay up to date on the latest from the corporate partnerships team at Crisis.

Ali Roberts, Senior Account Management Lead, and Annika Heinrich, Partnerships Administrator, share their thoughts on in-person events and how important their return is for impactful partnerships.


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’.


The incredible team raised £27,815 through a digital, social media and in-store campaign in support of our Crisis at Christmas appeal.


We are delighted that 13 amazing companies decided to join Connect for Crisis 2021, together we raised over £150,000 for Crisis at Christmas and our year-round services.


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.


We are so grateful for the many amazing brands who chose to partner with Crisis during Black Friday Week 2021.


Crisis are thrilled to be partnering with Papa John’s once again this Christmas.


After last year’s exceptional success and the great feedback from our supporters, the corporate partnership team is excited to announce the launch of Connect for Crisis for the second time.


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.


The event saw employees at all levels, including Vida’s leadership team, taking part in a variety of activities across Great Britain each themed around the traditional marathon distance of '26.2'.


This Sunday 10 October, Network Rail staff marked World Homeless Day by supporting Routes out of Homelessness.


Ali, our Senior Partnerships Lead, looks back on how employee fundraising has changed over the years, and announces our new employee fundraising product.


Housing First is proven to end homelessness for around 80% of people with complex needs. That's why we are calling for a full roll-out across England, Scotland and Wales.


Last month, we delivered the second instalment of our Crisis Homelessness Awareness Training (CHAT) course for key partners and supporters.


Recent changes to the Immigration Rules for people sleeping rough will make it even harder for people to get the support they need to find a safe home.


Cash-strapped charities don’t have to break the bank to achieve growth. And you don't have to feel embarrassed about helping them.


An introduction to our Corporate Partnerships team.


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.