Our Impact 2019-09-03T11:03:52+00:00

Our

history

We started out in 2005 as part of the homelessness charity The Connection at St Martin’s, in London’s Trafalgar Square. We employed people who had been homeless in the past, giving them a place in our crew and helping them develop purpose, confidence and independence. Social enterprises were fairly new at the time. But we thought: if we can do great work for great clients and support those people who need it – why wouldn’t we?

Five years later we became a Community Interest Company, or CIC: an organisation that aims to use its profits for good. Since then, we’ve grown twelve-fold.

Read our 10 year Social Impact Report

In the last 14 years we have employed

248

ex-homeless people to complete

136,017

hours of work.

Are you a charity interested in working with us?

Do you work with people who have been homeless but are ready to find work? If so, get in touch. They may be right for Connection Crew.

We have Service Level Agreements with a network of around twenty charities that refer ex-homeless people or people at risk of homelessness to work with us.

Our carefully-planned recruitment and training methods have been successful for many of our charity referrals. Lots of them have become much-valued members of our team. Others, with our help, have found roles in other companies.

In 13 years we’ve employed over 200 ex-homeless people to complete over 100, 000 hours of work.

If this sounds right for your charity, please do get in touch.

Email alice@connectioncrew.co.uk to find out more

215 Fund provides event crew – the professionals that build events.

Our mission is to support amazing events and installations that benefit Brixton.

It is ideal for people with a great creative team and all the materials in place, but a lack of skilled manpower to get them up and running. It could be an exciting and ethical street party, art installation or pop-up market for the benefit of the local community.

We’re donating a total of 500 hours of manpower to allocate to the most deserving projects across 2019.

215 Fund

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