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Isabella Stanley

DineSmart 2023 Powers 34 Community Grants

By Community Grants, DineSmart, Grant Impact, StreetSmart News

Throughout December, diners made a difference with their end of year meals and festive feasts. Collectively, restaurants and diners have generated $148,900 for grassroots homelessness services. At a time when demand for housing is so high, rates of rough sleeping continue to climb, and frontline workers are overstretched, this funding will bring immediate relief.

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$100,500 in immediate support for children without safe homes

By Child Homelessness, Grant Impact, Projects StreetSmart, Recently Funded, StreetSmart Projects, Youth

Children without safe homes, living in poverty, and affected by domestic and family violence need immediate and trauma-informed care. We need to be responding to the urgent needs of children, who are often the voiceless victims of violence, homelessness and poverty. That’s why we have channeled over $100,000 into 14 grassroot services to support vulnerable children.

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10 year old Anjali takes action on homelessness through love of reading

By Child Homelessness, Homelessness in the news, Projects StreetSmart, Schools for Change, StreetSmart Projects

Last year as World Homeless Day was marked across the globe, 10 year old Anjali was busy reading and advocating for those experiencing homelessness after seeing people sleeping rough in her local area. Her passion and action has resulted in $2,750 being raised to support grassroots responses to homelessness in Melbourne. The StreetSmart team sat down with Anjali to hear more about her motivations and congratulate her on an incredible outcome in advocacy and impact!

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$67,400 boost to create homes, feed families, and care for pets

By Grant Impact, Homelssness Healthcare, LGBTQI+, Making a Home, Projects StreetSmart, Recently Funded, StreetSmart Projects

We are excited to share that the continued generosity of our monthly donors, those who chipped in to our End of Year Appeal, and philanthropic partnerships and trusts has resulted in a $67,400 funding boost across 16 grassroots organisations. We channelled funding into areas with high rates of need and vulnerability, plugging funding gaps for programs that are responding to the critical needs of their community. Grants are helping to keep people families fed, those with pets care for their furry friends and access inclusive accommodation, and set up new havens of safety and independence.

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10 Grants Creating Better Outcomes for People Interacting with the Justice System

By Grant Impact, Homelssness Healthcare, Projects StreetSmart, Recently Funded, StreetSmart Projects

Being without a home makes it hard to build a stable, healthy life and find a job. We know that people leaving prison are at a very high risk of homelessness, and to break the cycle, people leaving prison need pre-release and post-release support. That’s why we funded 10 organisations across metro and regional areas to support a range of pre/post release support programs and responses.

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Creating change for children in homelessness

By Child Homelessness, Homelessness in the news, Projects StreetSmart, Schools for Change, StreetSmart Projects

Too many children are starting the new year living in tents, caravans, motel rooms, and cars as our homelessness crisis deepens. We are on a mission to raise vital funds and awareness to provide essential services such as trauma informed therapy, back to school educational needs, and provide safe accommodation.

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