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Crisis Investors

Become a Crisis Investor: Help someone take the first step out of homelessness and help society get a social return on your investment.

For every pound you donate to Crisis, society saves £3.28

Similar to a company selling shares, Crisis is selling investment units . But unlike shares, they can't be sold and there is no annual dividend or personal financial return on investment. However, by using the money to help homeless people, there is a social return on investment.

SROI: More than just a figure

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is the financial saving society makes because of the work we do with people across the country. For example, if we help people into housing and to find a job, it is less likely they will claim benefits. They will also start paying taxes. Your investment not only saves society money; it also helps someone take the next step to leave homelessness behind for good.

Crisis has been measuring and reporting our outcomes (numbers of people into work, housing, education, training etc.) for several years. We work with the independent financial experts at Oxford Economics to continually develop our social return methodology.

Click on each bar to see the total figures showing our 2017/18 impact.

Location Target Actual
Birmingham 900 802
Coventry 680 503
Croydon 630 259
Edinburgh 470 440
London 1,600 1,175
Merseyside 1,000 1,089
Newcastle 700 712
Oxford 600 410
South Wales 315 131
South Yorkshire 900 751
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 40 44
Coventry 30 19
Croydon 40 38
Edinburgh 16 11
London 70 63
Merseyside 40 25
Newcastle 40 37
Oxford 40 30
South Wales 10 20
South Yorkshire 30 30
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 600 597
Coventry 230 154
Croydon 180 156
Edinburgh 130 120
London 1,045 937
Merseyside 400 282
Newcastle 250 300
Oxford 185 118
South Wales 120 46
South Yorkshire 400 504
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 90 96
Coventry 35 27
Croydon 50 22
Edinburgh 50 50
London 314 261
Merseyside 80 60
Newcastle 65 68
Oxford 85 73
South Wales 38 23
South Yorkshire 56 48
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 75 107
Coventry 50 32
Croydon 50 27
Edinburgh 20 7
London 147 163
Merseyside 80 74
Newcastle 30 16
Oxford 45 41
South Wales 15 2
South Yorkshire 80 80
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 50 52
Coventry 50 35
Croydon 70 82
Edinburgh 50 77
London 140 147
Merseyside 70 74
Newcastle 60 120
Oxford 85 96
South Wales 38 71
South Yorkshire 60 78

Benefits and investing

Invest in Crisis by buying units of investment. You can choose your own level of investment. Just use the bespoke investment calculator below to work out how much your investment will save society. The different levels of investments have benefits to you as well as the homeless people you are investing in.

Level 1

2 - 9 units invested (£20 - £90 a month)

  • Investment Certificate
  • Investment report twice a year
  • Bespoke Crisis Investor communications
  • Knowledge that your investment is helping to support people out of homelessness, benefiting them and society

Invest now

Call our Crisis Investor Account Team on 020 7036 2651

Level 2

10 - 99 units or a one off donation of £1,200 or more

  • All the benefits of Level 1
  • Visits to existing Crisis Skylight Centres and those under construction
  • Option to restrict investment to a particular Crisis Skylight centre
  • Knowledge that your investment is helping to support people out of homelessness, benefiting them and society

Invest now

Call our Crisis Investor Account Team on 020 7036 2651

Level 3

More than 100 units or a one off donation of £12,000 or more

  • All the benefits of Levels 1 and 2
  • Invitations to exclusive Crisis events
  • Rights to formally publicise your investment in the media
  • Knowledge that your investment is helping to support people out of homelessness, benefiting them and society

Invest now

Call our Crisis Investor Account Team on 020 7036 2651

Investment calculator

Still not sure? Just use our nifty calculator to work out how many Investor Units you'd like to buy, and what social return on investment you'll get.

Invest now

Invest a month (£360 a year) to get 3 units

£360 x £3.28 (SROI) saves society £ a year.