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.

Take action against homelessness and join us today Donate Now

Our Community Impact

$7,693,350

Distributed for Projects

783

Organisations Supported

SleepKits

36,487

SleepSafe Kits Distributed

169,262

SmartMeals Provided

Impact you can see with the drop of a pin

A few projects that we have supported

Providing a safe night’s sleep across Australia

5,400 SleepSafe sleep kits have been delivered over the past two months. Reaching every state and territory across Australia. This incredible impact is thanks to generous customers who donate instore and online through Sheridan Australia. Each kit, containing a towel & sheet set, is provided to people in crisis, such as victims of domestic violence and vulnerable youth. Total Sleep Kits donated: 36,487

SmartMeals delivered meals and job training

170,000 meals have been made and delivered through SmartMeals. The program has double the impact by providing job training to people in challenging circumstances so they can enter the work force and have a more secure future. With the meals delivered to victims of domestic violence, people with a disability, refugees and other marginalised members of the community. Total SmartMeals delivered: 170,000

Recovery Fund supporting charities in crisis

Our Recovery Fund grants have provided much-needed relief to devastated communities across NSW. Pantry items, toiletries, grocery & fuel gift cards, backpack beds and sleeping bags were delivered to vulnerable people. And over $40,000 was delivered to six youth services across five states. Providing vital care and resources to vulnerable young people. Total Funds Distributed: $55,000

...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

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.

Grant Recipients by State / Year

In 2014 StreetSmart funded the Counsel to Homeless Persons, Peer Education Support Program to create a number of videos to help with their education and advocacy work.

In 2012 StreetSmart co-funded Brisbane Youth Service to empower young people who had experienced homelessness to tell their story.  This powerful video is by Natasha, an extraordinarily brave young woman.

StreetSmart has supported FareShare since 2004 when it was just starting out.  Since then StreetSmart has been a constant funder as the organisation has been growing to now supply close to 1 million meals a year.

Eureka Mum’s in Ballarat supports families in need with baby essentials like cots and clothes. Seedfunded in 2014 and supported with total of $11,000 in grants since.

Support more projects

Carevan provides hot, nutritious meals for people who are homeless or at risk in Albury Wodonga. Supported with 8 micro grants since 2011 totalling $7,750.

Support more projects

Sydney Homeless Connect hold an event allowing easy access to services in one location, supporting people who are homeless to get the help they need. Totalling $9,250 in community grants since 2012.

Support more projects

StreetSmart has supported The 139 Club in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley since 2008 with 13 grants totaling $38,470.  Projects supported have included SWAGS for rough sleepers, a women’s wellness group, a parenting group and a Memorial Wall to commemorate the lives of people who have died on the street.

Back in 2005 StreetSmart funded The Big Issue to start a soccer program.  With seed funding of $1,482 the program got up and running.  Since then the program has been funded by State and Federal governments and rolled out to 16 centres, impacting thousands of lives.  StreetSmart continues to support the Big Issue vendors across Australia

Eureka Mums is a grassroots volunteer lead organisation based in Ballarat rescuing and supplying baby equipment and clothes to families in need. To date StreetSmart has assisted them with grants totalling $11,000, with a start up grant of $2000 in 2014.