COVID19 donate to our emergency ressponse fund
All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible


The team at StreetSmart Australia is deeply concerned how COVID-19 is impacting people experiencing homelessness and those who are about to be at risk. We have been continually checking in with our community partners throughout this pandemic and one thing rings true for every one, they need funds right now!

We have set up an Emergency Response Fund to help these organisations access funds immediately through grants. Your donation will provide urgent assistance to homeless groups and organisations to ensure they can support and provide help to the most vulnerable in our community during this crisis. We will continue to provide updates on the impact your donations are having and share the positive stories of how these grants can literally save lives.

Your donation will go towards:

  • Meals and food security
  • Hand sanitiser and care packs
  • Medical and health services on the street
  • Emergency accommodation services


Below is a message from two community partners that StreetSmart support through our grants program and explains how this pandemic is affecting their organisation and why this Emergency Response Fund is so vital right now.

Youth Projects“Imagine being homeless during this crisis. Services closing, people struggling to get food, a shower, laundry or see a Doctor. The demand is increasing and we refuse to close. Thanks to this funding boost from StreetSmart we can now purchase critical supplies, pay for more nurses and get more people off the streets and into safer accommodation. It’s simple, we unashamedly need two things more than ever right now – money and kindness.” Ben Vasiliou, CEO, Youth Projects.

The Haymarket Foundation“COVID-19 is going to have a disproportionately greater impact on people experiencing homelessness than the general community. Our key challenge at this time is to support people who are experiencing homelessness (in all forms) to remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible. To help with keeping people experiencing homelessness as healthy as possible, for as long as possible, organisations such as Haymarket have focused heavily on maintaining business continuity. Simply, we need ongoing access to the appropriate resources (staff, capital, and supply chain) to deliver critical services for as long as the pandemic response requires. Recently, we’ve had almost double the amount of people calling ad requesting accommodation. Supply issues are driven by our staff having to self-isolate, and the general public (quite rightly) ensuring they are safe and prepared in an environment of uncertainty.” – Peter Valpiani, CEO, The Haymarket Foundation.

* Photo credit: Youth Projects and Dr. Daniela Todaro – recently funded by StreetSmart Australia

Corporate and Workplace Giving

Huge thanks to the following organisations who have supported our StreetFunder through corporate and workplace giving.

“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

Hidden Secrets Tours
Prior Strata

Contact us if you would like to choose StreetSmart as the charity of choice for workplace giving.

Check out the previous projects we have supported each month through StreetFunder