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Check out our tailored classroom resources to learn about homelessness.

Fundraise with us and many others as we fight to end homelessness in Australia.

Let’s tackle homelessness and create social change together!

Schools for Change is our unique program offering schools the opportunity to raise vital funds to tackle homelessness and engage in wider learning about homelessness and social change. Whether you're looking to host an awesome school fundraiser or learn more about homelessness inside the classroom, you're in the right place!

We’ve got ready-to-use classroom activities and resources to download that will engage school communities in the topics of homelessness and social change.

We think that ending homelessness is possible and that everyone can play a part. You’ll be helping create change for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

If you’re keen to get involved but have some questions, reach out via our contact form. We’d love to hear from you!

Schools for Change in action…

Schools for Change offers learning experiences that equip students with the skills and knowledge to be empowered change creators in their communities. Check out some of our most recent school led and young people driven change!

How fundraising will make change…

Your fundraising supports grassroots organisations in your region that are doing vital work in supporting their communities. Fundraising will support StreetSmart’s community grants which keep funds as close as possible to where they were raised while prioritising smaller, grassroots organisations working to support vulnerable people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.

  • $60 provides a week of food relief for a family struggling to make ends meet

  • $150 provides wellbeing and emergency support to someone sleeping rough

  • $350 provides employment and training support for an at-risk young person

  • $500 gives tenancy support to someone at risk of losing their home 

  • $750 sets up a new safe and secure home for someone exiting homelessness 

Frequently asked questions

Can you come and visit our school for a presentation?

Unfortunately StreetSmart is a small (and busy!)  team and so we are unable to make in person visits at this time.

Where can I learn more about Homelessness?

If you’re an educator looking to engage students, check out our curriculum aligned and ready to teach primary classroom activities.

If you’re a knowledge seeker keen to build your understanding of homelessness in Australia – check out our library of current news and reports or visit our About Homelessness page.

Where will our donation go?

Funds raised will create real change in the lives of people expressing or at risk of homelessness. We will distribute donations to grassroots frontline homelessness services in the region where funds were raised.


This is our model of local led impact to create the biggest change for our most vulnerable community members. Read more about our grant making here.

Can we raise funds online?

Yes! We encourage schools and students to get creative with their fundraising and advocacy. If you’re unsure where to start with online fundraising – we suggest MyCause, and have created a guide to setting up your profile here.

How can you help us with our fundraiser?

We have developed a number of helpful and engaging resources to help you create an awesome experience for your school community. This includes, Fast Facts, Posters, and classroom or assembly presentations. Check them out here.

Who are StreetSmart Australia?

We are a Registered Charity operating across Australia to raise funds and awareness for grassroots homelessness services. We have been mobilising communities to make real change for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness for the past 20 years and have distributed over $10.6 million to fund life saving and life changing programs. Read more on our About Us page.

For every $1 we raise and distribute, $3.80 is created in social value. Read our latest Impact Report here.

How can I provide feedback on this program?

We’re keen to hear your thoughts and feedback on any aspect of this program, whether you are an educator, school staff member, parent, or student. You can find us at schoolsforchange@streetsmartaustralia.org or by reaching out to Isabella on 0408 222 123

How was this program developed and why is it needed?

The team at StreetSmart have been helping school students and connecting with school communities since our launch in 2003. We frequently provide information and knowledge to students and educators through our Library and About Homelessness pages, and are often the charity recipients of school fundraisers.

With Schools for Change, we are levelling up our support to meet this student-led interest in learning and advocacy. Additionally, we know how important reducing myths and misconceptions are for generating grassroots change and advocacy for people experiencing homelessness.  Read more about this here. 

"These are great classroom activities to increase awareness. Ready to teach lessons which teachers and students will love!"

EducatorNew South Wales

"Fundraising for StreetSmart was fantastic! We loved knowing our efforts would help grassroot homelessness services create real change for people experiencing homelessness"

Secondary School EducatorMelbourne

These resources are outstanding! Homelessness is a very fragile topic and one that needs delivering with expertise and knowledge.Your resources enable teachers to do this through thorough lesson plans and clear learning intentions.

Primary School EducatorFleurieu Peninsula, SA

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