CRASH is the Construction Industry’s charity! CRASH primarily assists homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects by sourcing on their behalf pro-bono or discounted professional expertise and materials from our Patron Companies and others within the industry. CRASH can also award cash grants which are made possible through the generosity of the construction and property industry.
CRASH unites the industry and channels the expertise and products of our Patron Companies to:
- transform hostels, day centres, night shelters and move on accommodation for homeless people across the UK.
- create caring environments where adults and children who need end of life care in a hospice, can spend precious time together with their families.
- reduce the cost and increase the quality of your construction project.
What support can CRASH offer?
CRASH will try to source for your Charity, free of charge (pro bono) or discounted services to help move your project forward. This could include architects, engineers, quantity surveyors or contractors. It is very much driven by your Charities specific requirements.
By utilising our Patron Companies and suppliers, CRASH will support you with identifying free of charge or discounted materials or components.
CRASH can also award cash grants which are made possible by the generosity of the construction and property industry.
NOTE: CRASH is not a large grant giving body and grants are only awarded (if approved by our grants committee) when our Patron Companies are also involved through providing professional expertise and materials. If you are solely looking for a grant, then CRASH is not suitable for you. Have a look at the Our Work section of our website to see how CRASH has supported other charities.
What is the application process?
Your starting point
Check the criteria for applications to CRASH below.
Call CRASH on 020 8742 0717 and ask to speak to the Projects Manager who will discuss with you, your project and determine whether its worthwhile applying.
If CRASH confirms it is worthwhile, complete the online application ensuring all sections are filled in and photos or supporting evidence is attached.
Following receipt of your application, CRASH will be in touch to clarify any elements of your application or to raise queries.
CRASH will arrange with you, to come and visit your project, alongside a construction professional to see what the works involve.
Following the visit, a pro-bono report written by a construction professional will be provided for you regardless of whether CRASH is able to further assist. The report will include details of the planned works, potential risks and next steps.
CRASH will advise whether or not further support is available and if so, in what form (i.e. professional expertise, materials, grant).
NB: Proceeding to the next stage of the process is no guarantee that CRASH may be able to provide support. An applicant can be rejected at any stage of the process.