Crisis Countdown

Join our live-streaming challenge, Crisis Countdown, this winter and together we can end 2020 on a high - and help end homelessness for good.

Go live to end homelessness

Whether you want to speedrun your favourite game or complete as many games as you can, it’s you against the clock. 

You don’t have to be a gamer to join in and beat the clock.  

Simply choose any activity to stream. We’re also looking for bakers, make-up artists, musicians and gym bunnies to go live this winter – create your own challenge and raise funds to help keep people connected and take their first steps out of homelessness. 


Set up your stream on Tiltify

 Set up your stream on Justgiving


Live-streaming inspiration

  • Gaming Marathon. Get your friends together for a non-stop gaming marathon between Christmas and New Year.
  • Against The Clock. Whether you’re a gamer, baker, make-up artist, musician or gym buff, set yourself a personal best time challenge to beat on stream.
  • Secret Santa. Get together a group of friends who nominate a surprise game for you to complete in a set time period.
  • Holiday Season Classics. Take on a festive classic board game with your friends or viewers like Monopoly or Articulate.
  • Rewind. Replay the first game you were gifted at Christmas, start-to-finish.
  • Festive Forfeits. Set yourself a challenge: fail it and eat a raw Brussel sprout.
  • It’s Hot in Here. Take a streaming challenge while wearing as many Christmas jumpers as humanly possible.

Social Sharing Toolkit

Download our social sharing graphics to let your friends, family and followers know that you are going live!




Twitter Sharing (1024x512)

Twitter Profile Header (1500x500)

Facebook Sharing (1200 x630)




Crisis Countdown FAQs

Choose your livestreaming activity - that might be gaming, quizzing, baking, performing, or even just chatting. Whatever you choose to do, go live and help us countdown to the end of 2020.  
Set up a Tiltify fundraising page at 

You can use Justgiving if you prefer.

Set up a livestream using Tiltify and invite your friends, family and followers to join. It’ll have all the details of the challenge you’re taking on. Tiltify lets people sponsor you and donate straight to Crisis, quickly and easily online. 

You can also include in-stream incentives, rewards and challenges which could be worth extra donations.  

Tiltify is a livestream fundraising platform that provides tools for streamers to easily raise money for a charity. Once registered on the platform, you can begin raising money to support Crisis through your Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook Live. 

Tiltify has a useful library of support resources if you have specific questions about the platform.  

Under 18s can take part only with the express permission of a parent or guardian.  

Crisis takes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people very seriously. If you have any questions or concerns about a fundraising page or livestream you have seen, please get in touch with the team

If you need to cancel the event, for any reason, you can do so by logging in to Tiltify and ‘Retire’ your Tiltify campaign. Please also email the team to let us know if you need to cancel.

Whenever you like! Crisis Countdown is a race against the clock but when that clock starts is up to you. Why not join us this festive period as we countdown to the end of 2020?

For every £28.22 raised you can give the gift of a Crisis Christmas to a person experiencing homelessness this winter. This includes: 

  • A place to stay 
  • Friendship and support from volunteer befrienders 
  • Essential food and festive treats 
  • Phone and online support and advice 
  • Christmas activity packs including arts and crafts, 
  • Games and quizzes 
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Advice on housing, employment, and benefits 

It will also help support out year-round work across Great Britain, helping provide housing, employment, education and wellbeing services; ensuring more people move out of homelessness. 

If you want to make suggested donation amounts to your audience or set your target, below are some further examples of how their support will help:

£5 - a session with a Crisis advisor at Christmas to introduce Crisis’ services

£12 – travel costs to attend a flat viewing with a Crisis housing advisor  

£25 - an hour of new home training for five people, helping them develop skills to manage their tenancy

£52 – two days of CV writing and interview skills workshops, to help someone improve their employability

£71 – three yoga classes for ten women, helping them build confidence and improve their wellbeing

£96 – an accredited IT class for one term, helping  develop skills and build confidence

£130 – an accredited literacy class for one term, helping develop skills and build confidence

£323 – six sessions of counselling, providing support from a mental health professional

We encourage our supporters to fundraise through Tiltify. They provide easy to use tools and Crisis is set up to directly receive funds raised by your stream on any of your preferred platforms that connect to Tiltify (e.g., Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook Live).  

If you already have a Justgiving, you may prefer to use that platform for your fundraising. 

You may also use the built-in fundraising tools provided on YouTube and/or Facebook (i.e. Youtube, Facebook donation button, Facebook fundraiser). If you use on of these platforms, please let us know. 

Absolutely – please get in touch with the team and let them know your event date, so we can make sure items reach you in time. 

In the meantime, why not use some of the downloads available above or check out our digital fundraising resources to help spread the word.  

Please contact us and the team will be pleased to help.