As the cost of living crisis escalates, more people are being pushed into homelessness.
Gaming could be your passion, or it may be just be a hobby – but you can game to change lives.
This summer set up a livestream to fundraise for those experiencing homelessness.
We know homelessness is not inevitable. From decades of experience working with thousands of homeless people we know what's needed to end it. But it is only by working together that we can achieve this. The services we deliver rely on the incredible support we receive from fundraisers.
could help someone moving into accommodation to get a vital starter pack for their new home (it won’t furnish it in the entirety!)
could help someone get the equipment and clothing they need for starting work
could help fund a grant for vocational training (e.g. forklift truck driving) so someone can secure a job
could contribute towards providing the programme of specialist psychological help someone who’s experienced trauma needs to start rebuilding their lives
Choose your livestreaming activity - that might be gaming, quizzing, baking, performing, or even just chatting. Whatever you choose to do, go live and help end homelessness.
Promote your stream to your friends, family and followers. We can help with promotion if you let us know when you're going live.
Tiltify 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).
In-stream incentives, rewards and challenges can be worth extra donations.
If you already have a Justgiving account, you may prefer to use that platform for your fundraising. You can connect your Twitch livestream to Justgiving. Check out their resources page for more information.
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 one of these platforms, please let us know.
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.
It's completely up to you when you do your charity stream. We recommend allowing some time to plan and promote your livestream to make sure you get the best possible audience.
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 through streaming will help people experiencing homelessness:
🤝 £10 could provide a warm welcome to a Crisis service and help someone take their first steps out of homelessness
👥 £25 could support someone to access volunteering opportunities, helping them to give back to society and gain valuable work experience
🍽 £50 could provide someone with the basic essentials they need to settle into a home, such as a kettle, pans and microwave
💙 £100 could help someone improve their mental and physical wellbeing, building resilience through group sessions and one-to-one psychological therapy
🏠 £250 could provide specialist advice and one-to-one support to help someone find a place to call home and leave homelessness behind for good.
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.
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 event.
Yes, we are happy to promote your livestream 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 stream and our work.