‘StreetFunder’ is our Monthly Giving program. Each month we seek out and fund a different project and provide you with feedback on your community impact. Join us to be at the forefront of funding and supporting innovative projects with real impact for people who are homeless or at risk.

100% of your donation will fund change.

Project Of The Month — July 2017

WOLLONGONG HOMELESS HUB

One in ten households – or 850,000 people in Australia are one more rent hike away from homelessness. While a strong safety net for people in crisis is essential – the only way to end homelessness is to keep people housed.

With our CafeSmart campaign raising funds for local services, our July StreetFunder will be lending a helping hand to our regions who are doing just that.

Housing stress is affecting people in major cities, as well as regional and rural centres. Wollongong is experiencing its own housing affordability crisis, and an increasing number of people sleeping rough.

Wollongong Homeless Hub provides free outreach services to the growing number of rough sleepers in the Wollongong area – and works to prevent people at risk from losing their homes. In the Illawarra region, around 1,000 people are homeless each night. The Homeless Hub’s outreach program relies on goodwill and small grants to keep operating.

This month, StreetFunders will be supporting Homeless Hub to refurbish their outreach truck that does important rounds to areas without local support – and supplies clothing, basic supplies, hygiene packs, connection to services and a good old fashion sausage sizzle.

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Current StreetFunders

Launched October 2016

87

Members

$2,557

Monthly Fund

87%

On our way to 100 members

Huge thanks to the UBS Australia Foundation who will match our StreetFunder monthly donations

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PAST STREETFUNDER PROJECTS

June 2017

ACTION AGAINST HUNGER

StreetFunders supported the important work of three organisations CareVan, The Adelaide Day Centre Soup Van and St Mary’s House of Welcome.
Funds provided $27,600

May 2017

THE NEST PROGRAM

StreetFunders supported Youth Futures’ NEST program, supporting young parent’s and their children with accommodation and long term support.
Funds provided $6,655

April 2017

500 LIVES 500 HOMES

StreetFunders helped a number of families transition from homelessness into housing successfully, helping them create a safe and secure place to call home.
Funds provided $4,969

March 2017

Two Good

Helped to provide over 750 healthy meals and 64 hours of employment and life opportunities to women and children in refuges in Sydney and Melbourne.
Funds provided $3643

February 2017

The Footpath Library

Helped fund the operations of The Footpath Library resulting in the distribution of around 3,000 books.
Funds provided $2,330

January 2017

Women’s Community Shelters

Back to school fund split between Great Lakes (Regional NSW) and Sanctuary (NW Sydney) shelters.
Funds provided $2,201

December 2016

Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network

StreetFunders and ‘once off’ givers supported families with their Back to School costs.
Funds provided $4,497

November 2016

Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands

Helped provide Christmas Dinner & outreach services over the holiday period when other services in the area are closed.
Funds provided $1,765

October 2016

Orange Sky

Helped cover the on-road costs of their new shower van on trial in Brisbane.
Funds provided $1,636

This wall art at the 139 Club in Brisbane is a memorial for all those people who have lost their lives living on the street, funded by a small community grant from StreetSmart Australia.
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