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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 £3.30

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.

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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 UK. For example, if we help people into housing and to find a job, it is more likely that they will 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 calculate the SROI. Their methodology uses a combination of outcomes achieved by Crisis members and research evidence.

Click on each bar below to see the total figures showing our 2018/19 impact.

Two further Crisis Outcomes were used in the calculation of the SROI, if you’d like to know more or have any questions, please contact the Crisis Investors Team on 020 7036 2651.

*Due to a change in our reporting systems, we weren’t able to gather data on qualification for the last three months of the financial year. This has been estimated using the monthly average of the last three years.

 

Location Target Actual
Birmingham 632 481
Coventry 365 221
Croydon 330 312
Edinburgh 366 288
London 1,500 1,328
Merseyside 450 411
Newcastle 648 577
Oxford 435 471
South Wales 225 293
South Yorkshire 540 372
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 81 86
Coventry 27 21
Croydon 25 44
Edinburgh 45 35
London 281 228
Merseyside 55 80
Newcastle 60 29
Oxford 85 76
South Wales 38 33
South Yorkshire 42 33
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 50 87
Coventry 30 40
Croydon 100 119
Edinburgh 90 92
London 283 386
Merseyside 60 108
Newcastle 160 158
Oxford 90 116
South Wales 50 89
South Yorkshire 91 65
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 36 43
Coventry 20 8
Croydon 40 41
Edinburgh 20 11
London 63 65
Merseyside 35 25
Newcastle 40 39
Oxford 50 34
South Wales 10 13
South Yorkshire 27 30
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 81 116
Coventry 36 16
Croydon 35 38
Edinburgh 10 7
London 132 120
Merseyside 70 62
Newcastle 30 13
Oxford 50 33
South Wales 10 13
South Yorkshire 80 55
Location Target Actual
Birmingham 264 617
Coventry 152 162
Croydon 136 104
Edinburgh 120 59
London 970 913
Merseyside 300 268
Newcastle 250 553
Oxford 150 126
South Wales 80 41
South Yorkshire 400 489

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.

If you would prefer not to join the Investors programme but would like to make a donation, please visit this page.

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 (£100 - £990 a month)

  • All the benefits of investing 2 - 9 units
  • 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

100 units or more (£1,000 or more a month)

  • All the benefits of investing 2 - 99 units
  • 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 £3.30 (SROI) saves society £ a year.