Material aid makes a house, a home. People in crisis and exiting out of homelessness need support as they create new havens of safety and independence. Making an empty house liveable with essentials like a fridge, cleaning supplies, and homewares, can be expensive and push vulnerable people further into debt. Simple items like new sheets and towels offer people comfort and dignity in their time of stress.
Make a House a Home
Provide a Safe Haven
Provide Food Relief
Too many Australians are struggling to have enough food for themselves and their families. Parents are skipping meals so their kids can eat dinner and children are turning up to school hungry and unable to focus.
Provide housing assistance
Housing is a human right. For those facing intersectional challenges like poverty, homelessness, domestic and family violence, or displacement after a natural disaster, a roof over your head means safety and dignity.
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
End of Year appeal generates $67,000 in grants
$67,000 has been distributed through 13 Making-a-Home grants. This funding is ensuring that vulnerable people are supported with all parts of a safe and secure home, from a roof over their heads, to food for their children, or financial help to keep paying bills households and for grassroots homelessness services. All of this has been made possible through our End of Year appeal with public, corporate, and philanthropic donation efforts. Read more about the impact here.
$14,600 for hospitality training and employment programs
TipJar has kicked off 2023 with several grants totalling $14,600 that are helping to create and sustain hospitality job training opportunities for vulnerable and at-risk people. These programs are helping change the story for people who face barriers to employment and financial security. With vulnerable cohorts experiencing ongoing effects of the pandemic and associated economic challenges these grants are helping people gain financial security. Read more here.
Support for LGBTIQA+ communities facing homelessness
Violence, family rejection, discrimination, and trauma in these communities drive the over-representation of LGBTIQA+ people among those who are homeless. We need to invest in more specialised services and workers who can support housing pathways for LGBTIQ+ people to ensure they are safe and secure. Our monthly fundraising in February helped support 60 people across 3 programs – read more here.
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
Latest Twitter Feeds
No one should be without a safe & secure place to call home. Join us to help end homelessness. CafeSmart 2022 - sign up now, don't be latte!