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Apply to the Venture Studio from Crisis

We’re seeking to invest in startups that will help us accelerate the end of homelessness. Our initial focus is on the property sector while we’re exploring solutions around prevention of homelessness, financial inclusion, health and wellbeing as well as employment training.

In return for your commitment to our mission, we will provide you with funding, regular access to people with lived experience for co-creation, over 50 years’ worth of data and market insights, connections to partners who can distribute your products in market, and investors who can scale your business for the long term.

We’re looking for

Venture support

We are actively scouting for start-ups to join the Venture Studio that will accelerate the end of homelessness. Our bespoke programmes of support and access to experts with lived experience will enable each of our portfolio to scale and deliver commercial and social impact.



We invest for equity and will support follow on funding through our own fund and partner investors.

Co-production & collaboration

We work with thousands of people experiencing homelessness every year; providing a natural test bed through which to drive the right solutions to market.


Deep expertise

With over 50 years of homeless experience, we offer access to a wealth of evidence, data, insight and learnings that will accelerate your growth.


Tailored support

Our growth programme of support will remove any barriers to scale, leveraging our network of cross-sector experts.


Mentors & Coaches

You’ll have access to mentors and coaches who’ve built businesses that balance profit and purpose.



Doors are tough to open when you’re a new business. But for our Venture Studio portfolio, we’ve done most of the hard work; creating a network of private and public partners to fuel your growth.