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

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

In August we provided five grants from our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. These grants were to support SmartMeals recipients operational costs. This reflected that the program requires our charity partners to use 100% of grants to purchase meals, sandwiches and other food products from our the cafes/restaurant partners. These grants will help with the coordination of the program, staffing and deliveries etc.

Total Funds Provided $12,000

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Smart Meals – Feeding People. Saving Jobs

Since late March we have delivered more than 80,000 meals through our SmartMeals program, partnering local cafes & restaurants, impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, to provide meals for their local, overstretched homeless community groups. It is providing vital support for both the homeless and hospitality sectors in these difficult times, across Victoria, New South Wales, WA and Queensland.

Total Funds Provided: $680,000

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Education for vulnerable youths

We provided four grants to youth-based organisations from our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to assist with immediate and future needs. Young people experiencing homelessness were already facing difficulty before this pandemic and now we want to make sure they have the practical tools and resources they need to move forward and thrive.

Total Funds Provided: $10,000

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Support for domestic violence services

We recently provided grants from our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to several grassroots services focused supporting victims of domestic violence. A few of the practical items these grants funded include: a SmartTV to facilitate group therapy, new phones and SIM cards for women fleeing domestic violence, home starter kits to help women move from crisis accommodation into their own place and emergency vouchers for clients for food, petrol, taxis and other necessities.

Total Funds Provided: $10,000

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