We believe everyone should have a safe and secure place to call home
It is a basic human right
Ending homelessness will take a whole of community response
Through innovative campaigns we enable and empower communities
to raise vital funds and awareness
to bring about change for people experiencing homelessness or at risk.
We keep it grassroots, we keep it local
We seek out, support and partner with small organisations and projects, in the communities where funds are raised.
Recently Funded Projects
The incredible support from Sheridan Australia and their generous customers since August 2019 has resulted in over $1 million raised for the SleepSafe program. The latest distributions of more than 20,000 high quality sheets and towels to flood affected regions, Domestic Violence refuges, youth accommodation services, and newly arrived Afghan evacuees, is a testament to this collaborative partnership. Sleep kits are making a real difference for vulnerable Australians and the frontline organisations that support them.
Research, and our own lived experiences, tell us that more frequent social contact is associated with higher life satisfaction and better, overall health and wellbeing outcomes. Conversely, social isolation and loneliness can have significant, negative impacts for many people’s health and wellbeing. In May, as part of our Collective initiative we partnered with a local philanthropic Foundation to support 8 social inclusion programs across Metro Melbourne.
In 2022, as rents and cost of living expenses have risen, more and more people struggle to put food on their table. Too many people are ‘just hanging on’ to their housing or have tipped over into homelessness. Food insecurity and hunger remain huge challenges for us across our communities, with our partner organisations experiencing unprecedented demand for support. Not only is hunger an issue for people unexpectedly made unemployed through COVID-19, or previously experiencing poverty and homelessness, but now food insecurity is impacting people in work, struggling to pay their bills. Food is often the first thing to be cut back when budgets tighten.
Corporate and Workplace Giving
You can choose to nominate StreetSmart Australia as your charity of choice for workplace giving. Every month your donations will help support a range of important projects providing care and aid to vulernable people experiencing homelessness.
Contact us via email for more information
Donations made to StreetSmart Australia over $2 are tax deductible. StreetSmart Australia (ABN: 51 106 387 446) is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. StreetSmart Australia is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission (ACNC).
To Donate by Direct Bank Transfer:
“Our business has been supporting StreetSmart through workplace giving since 2015. Each month our team helps fund a new project and we get immediate feedback on how the money has been spent. We are really proud to be a part of such an important initiative, and our staff are too,” Justine Butler, ASIC in the Community Manager
Please send us an email of your donation, including donation amount, date, and donor name. We will send a tax deductible receipt to you.
Account name: StreetSmart Australia
Acc Number: 17243-2803