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About StreetSmart

StreetSmart takes action against homelessness. We raise funds and awareness for small, 'hard to reach' grassroots services and projects. These projects provide critical services and emergency aid as well as promoting social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change for people who are homeless or at risk. 100% of donations raised through our events are distributed in the form of grants. To date we have raised $3,172,484 and supported 939 grassroots projects.

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StreetSmart news

70 community grants funded through DineSmart 2014 have just been announced. Restaurants and their diners, plus online donations helped us raise $254,300 for distribution.

Recently, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, StreetSmart proudly partnered with 8 Front of House All Stars to present an evening of great food, wine and fundraising.

During November and December 2014, 114 restaurants participated in DineSmart. Amazingly, $234,800 was raised $2 at a time.

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70 Community Grants DineSmart 2014

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Who we help


... we love the StreetSmart initiative, it brings unique funding to smaller organsiations who really struggle to make ends meet.
Deb Tsorbaris - CEO
Council to Homeless Persons

Thanks to everyone concerned with StreetSmart. Many young people arrive at Tandana homeless, often with just the clothes they are wearing. The money so generously donated will be used to provide a 'starter pack' containing linen, personal needs, basic food items and cleaning products.

Tandana Place Team
Tandana Place - VIC

StreetSmart's generosity enables Urban Seed to bring its dreams of creative education on the difficult issue of homelessness to reality. For this our organisation and those we support are extremely grateful.

Kyla-Jane Hunt
Urban Seed - Melbourne

That's fantastic news! Thank you to everyone at StreetSmart!! Well done on a successful fundraising strategy during 2009.  It’s really exciting to see the support for StreetSmart increasing, and I'm sure it's due to such great work on your behalf and the rest of the team at StreetSmart.

Jill McKay - Manager
Othila's Young Women's Housing and Support Service - QLD

…we are tremendously grateful for the grants received from Streetsmart which gives homeless people opportunities and options that they would not otherwise enjoy. Thanks to those who support and give generously to this initiative.

Tony McCosker - CEO
St. Mary's House of Welcome

Thank you StreetSmart for your work and dedication. I am excited to see the way StreetSmart is starting to impact on the Victorian community.

Martin Cowling
One Umbrella

On behalf of the Street Socceroos project, I'd like to thank the StreetSmart team for your generous donation and identifying the merit in this project and supporting its goals.

Martin Hughes - Editor
the Big Issue

Many thanks to StreetSmart for supporting Urban Seed's advocacy work. We are committed to ensuring the urgent need for systemic change is heard in the community. With this support from StreetSmart we can assist people who experience homelessness have a voice and work towards a more just society.

Sue Hogan
Urban Seed

On behalf of the Committee of Management, Staff and residents at Iramoo Youth Refuge I would like to thank you once again for your generous support and opportunity to make the lives of homeless young people more bearable.

Joanna Mason
Iramoo Youth Refuge

What excitement! Thanks so much we are very grateful for all you do to make these grants available and the community awareness it generates, thanks again.

Anne Jordan
Cana Communities

WOW, what a great result for the fundraising nationally. Congratulations to you and the team and the local restaurants. I would like to sincerely like to thank StreetSmart for your continued support of Homeless youth in Brisbane.

Richard Langford
Brisbane Youth Service

... thank you for this generous contribution to our community to start ‘Music Jam’. This program is a true reflection of the needs of service users and will add great depth and variety to the service we provide. Without StreetSmart, this program would simply not be possible so we would like to extend a huge thank you to StreetSmart for investing in us!

Omar Abidin - Coordinator
Norman Andrews House

Many thanks for the grant for our Orana Upskilling Program. We're all very excited with this project as it'll give the homeless young people we work with, the opportunity to give them real skills to be able to turn their lives around. It'll show these young people that people really care and that this has been made possible through StreetSmart.

Ben de Jong
Orana Youth Shelter - QLD

Thanks to the support of StreetSmart we've been able to develop an Independent Living Skills Program to arm young people with the skills to maintain independent living. The support from StreetSmart is unique and has been pivitol in enabling us to develop our service to encompass homeless young people's needs in a holistic and lasting way.

Joanna Mason - Youth Worker
Iramoo Youth Refuge

Wow thank you so much, we are so excited and really appreciative of this.

Nikki Gibson - Manager
OzHarvest - Newcastle

Thanks so much for our grant for the River Nile Sailing Home project. We look forward to starting the program asap, the students are looking forward to the excursions we have organized! On behalf of Footscray Community Legal Centre I’d like to thank StreetSmart so much for the opportunity to run the Sailing Home program.

Jane Berry
Footscray Community Legal Centre

The grant will allow us to offer a new self care focussed program to local disadvantaged community members that will support better mental and physical health, help increase social networks and improve access to local community services. Thanks StreetSmart, this help is invaluable!

Joe Hurley - Co-ordinator
West End Community House

The team of staff & volunteers at Fitted for Work were absolutely thrilled to receive a StreetSmart grant for our Women Exiting Prison Program. A very practical program which helps women pre & post release to build the confidence & skills to transition into sustainable employment. This grant will directly transform the lives of many marginalised woman and their families.

The Team
Fitted for Work