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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 £3.24

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 2016/17 impact.

Location Target Actual
Birmingham 850 795
Coventry 550 613
Croydon 270 288
Edinburgh 510 372
London 1,680 1,494
Merseyside 1,000 1,013
Newcastle 900 743
Oxford 650 541
South Wales 110 70
South Yorkshire 850 906
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 630 643
Coventry 300 339
Croydon 120 290
Edinburgh 265 372
London 2,014 1,795
Merseyside 425 452
Newcastle 500 665
Oxford 500 516
South Wales 100 128
South Yorkshire 350 394
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 350 307
Coventry 125 126
Croydon 80 48
Edinburgh 102 86
London 480 496
Merseyside 240 152
Newcastle 200 119
Oxford 150 79
South Wales 22 13
South Yorkshire 170 170
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 85 91
Coventry 50 52
Croydon 60 26
Edinburgh 50 57
London 326 291
Merseyside 65 51
Newcastle 65 62
Oxford 85 102
South Wales 27 14
South Yorkshire 75 42
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 70 89
Coventry 30 58
Croydon 25 23
Edinburgh 20 10
London 150 152
Merseyside 100 73
Newcastle 30 26
Oxford 35 56
South Wales 10 6
South Yorkshire 80 70
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 50 59
Coventry 40 66
Croydon 25 96
Edinburgh 50 102
London 260 378
Merseyside 70 98
Newcastle 70 100
Oxford 65 97
South Wales 20 14
South Yorkshire 50 82

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 report twice a year
  • Investment Certificate
  • Crisis Investor communication only
  • Personalised and secure investor account

Invest now

Call our dedicated Crisis Investor Account Team for free on 08000 38 48 38

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
  • Opportunity to buy VIP tickets to exclusive Crisis gigs and events before the general public
  • Early invitations to other Crisis events such as Private Views of art exhibitions
  • Option to restrict investment to a particular Crisis Skylight centre

Invest now

Call Adam Johnson, your personal Crisis Investor Account Manager on 020 7036 2869

Level 3

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

  • All the benefits of Levels 1 and 2
  • Potential for named sponsorship of an area or room at a Skylight Centre
  • Rights to formally publicise your investment in the media
  • Table hosting at exclusive Crisis events

Invest now

Call Adam Johnson, your personal Crisis Investor Account Manager on 020 7036 2869

Investment calculator

Still not sure? OK, 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 £3.24 (SROI) saves society £886 a year.