We fundraise to support grassroots projects that

tackle homelessness.

These smaller organisations provide vital frontline services, but often struggle with a lack of resources.

Community based organisations are an important part of our social safety net, and in collaboration with individuals, philanthropic and corporate partners our mission is to lend a helping hand and empower social change.

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Our Community Impact

$10M

Funds Distributed

1,023

Organisations Supported

SleepKits

64,452

SleepSafe Kits Donated

290,766

SmartMeals Provided

Impact you can see with the drop of a pin

...Just knowing the StreetSmart team was out there working away helped our staff to remain positive in the face of challenging circumstances.

Chris Turner, CEO Sunny Kids

Woohoo! We are so excited about being selected as recipients of StreetSmart money.

Yasmin, 139 Club, Brisbane

Finding funding for a service as small as ours is never easy. StreetSmart have been there for us and the projects they are willing to support make a real difference to our work and the outcomes we can achieve for our young homeless clients

Alistair Sutherland, Manager, Iramoo Youth Refuge

...your dedicated work in raising funds for small organisations is extremely inspiring. Your work has such positive and broad reaching consequences for some of our communities most disadvantaged people.

Kat Armstrong, Director, WIPAN

Without the support of StreetSmart, this vital service for clients and their children who are homeless as a result of experiencing family violence or sexual assault, just isn’t possible. So a massive thank you from our Team.

Tania Smith, Program Manager Pathways Alliance Team

Recently Funded Projects

$11,700 to recognise, reward, and build capacity of frontline staff

The latest round of 9 SmartCare grants are going a long way to help frontline organisations care for their staff by helping provide wellbeing support, reward and recognition, and increased training. With decreasing funding, increasing workloads and high levels of stress across the sector, it is vital that we continue to invest in the wellbeing of staff who are on the frontline of service provision. Read more here. 

‘Housing First’ funded through Making-a-Home

$56,000 worth of recent grants are providing flexible brokerage to nine ‘Zero’ programs, working to end street homelessness through ‘Housing First’. These local collaborations are working together to identify and house our most vulnerable rough sleepers. Our incredible EOFY donors have enabled us to help support people when they gain housing, ensuring that their new home is sustainable and comfortable.

$55,000 for SmartMeals, securing jobs and fighting hunger

Our most recent round of SmartMeals grants saw a total of $55,000 distributed to 11 food based social enterprises. This was made possible by our incredible EOFY donors and supporters and will mean a further 20,625 nutritious and culturally appropriate meals will be given to people living on the margins. These grants have also provided employment security and training opportunities for disadvantaged workers.

Interested in receiving support? Here is what you need to know…

StreetSmart supports smaller, grassroots, community based organisations with limited fundraising options or capacity. We are able to fund both non-DGR and DGR organisations. Our focus is the support of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We ask larger organisations (over $2 million + annual turnover) to contact us to discuss appropriateness of an application.

StreetSmart supports organisations through three initiative; Community Grants, SmartMeals and SleepSafe. Funds for grants are raised through our annual CafeSmart (August) and DineSmart (Nov-Dec) events and through our monthly Projects initiative.  Grants provided through the CafeSmart and DinSmart initiatives are localised,  distributed in the communities where funds are raised. Grants provided through the Projects initiative are funded by our monthly fundraising.

If you would like to express an interest in your organisation receiving StreetSmart support, have any queries about our grant process or would like to nominate an organisation please email Adam Robinson through our contact form.