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

1,038

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

$80,000 filling funding gaps to boost youth services in Victoria

The pandemic has compounded the problems of decades of high youth unemployment and underemployment, and the transition between education and employment, especially for those without a safe and secure place to call home. With the help of a generous philanthropic donor, we have been able to distribute $80,000 to 10 organisations responding to the needs of young people. Read more.

Supporting a holistic approach to social impact through sustainability grants

We believe that solving homelessness is possible through a whole of community approach…and we don’t think it needs to cost our planet. Fundraising throughout October has supported 3 local organisations that are meeting several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals while fighting food poverty and material waste. A total of $6,600 has been distributed to support their work.

10,500 Sleep Kits support flooded regions and families doing it tough

Local Sheridan stores have been raising awareness and funds so that over 10,500 sleep kits can be distributed to those most vulnerable in flooded communities in NSW and VIC. This means SleepSafe is on track to deliver over 40,000 high quality linen and towel Sleep Kits in 2022, bringing comfort, dignity, and support to vulnerable people in crisis. Read more about the difference these kits are making. 

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.