Fundraise with your music

Whether it's a classical concert, DJ set or the sale of your latest single, you can help end homelessness by raising money through your music.

Music can be a great way to express yourself and bring people together. There are lots of ways to use your musical talents to raise funds for Crisis. 

Playing live 

Whether you're putting on a gig or going live on a stream, you can use the opportunity to raise funds for Crisis. 

You can set up a livestream using a variety of platforms including Twitch, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. 

If you're putting on a live gig (when restrictions allow), we can supply items such as collection tins or buckets, banners, balloons and t-shirts. 

Releases

Raise funds through a single or album release or donate the profits from streaming services. 

Some supporters have used Bandcamp to raise funds through sales but you are welcome to use whatever platform best suits you for sales.

You could also use a fundraising platform, such as Justgiving, to collection donations in support of your release.  

Selling merchandise or memorabilia 

Selling or raffling merchandise or memorabilia is a great way to raise funds and awareness for Crisis. Limited edition items work really well here. 

Supporting Musicians Against Homelessness

Musicians Against Homelessness is a volunteer-led initiative putting on gigs & festivals across the UK. The team source opportunities and spaces for up-coming talent to play and raise money for Crisis and other homelessness services.

To apply to play, host or organise a MAH gig visit Musicians Against Homelessness on Facebook  

For more inspiration, check out our  wall of fame below. 

If you'd like to discuss an idea or need support fundraising, please get in touch via fundraise@crisis.org.uk 

Music Wall of Fame

Anjuna  logo

Hot Chip and Friends logo

Police Dog Hogan logo

Independent Label Market logo

No Requests logo

You are welcome to use a Supporting Crisis logo to promote your activity. 

Download a supporting logo

Download logo usage and placement guidance (PDF) 

Find more digital materials

FAQs

Whether you're a bedroom singer-songwriter, a top DJ, a talented multi-instrumentalist, part of a choir or work for a record label, you can help end homelessness by raising funds for Crisis through music. 

 Some suggested ways to collect funds:

  • Online fundraising platforms for donations
  • Donate money raising through sales or streams
  • Ticket sales 
  • Bucket and collection tins (restrictions permitting, live events only)

 

Yes, we are happy to promote your activity on our supporter-led Twitter channel, @CrisisPeople

You can also tag our main accounts into your posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to ensure that we are aware. We will promote further where possible. 

We can also provide resources and information to help you raise awareness of your activity and our work. 

Money raised will support our year-round work across Great Britain, helping provide housing, employment, education and wellbeing services; and 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 examples of how money raised will help people experiencing homelessness:

£5 - a session with a Crisis advisor 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

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 our digital fundraising resources to help spread the word.  

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

We'd be delighted to discuss opportunities to collaborate with artists you are representing or events that you are promoting.  

Please get in touch to discuss your ideas and partnership working. 

 

It's completely up to you when you do your event. We recommend allowing some time to plan and promote your activity to make sure you get the best possible results. 

We know that there are lots of younger talented musicians out there and we're absolutely thrilled that you would choose to support Crisis with these talents. 

We are happy to support under 18s with their musical fundraising efforts but ask that you have permission from your parent or guardian, particularly if your activity involves online platforms. 

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

Of course. If you need to cancel or postpone your event, for any reason, please let us know. 

You may also need to cancel or remove any associated pages on third party platforms, depending on your activity.