Changing futures

Without the stability of a job or family, young lives can quickly fall apart.

Many stories of homelessness begin with unemployment and family breakdown. Those scenarios are more likely to be experienced by young people from deprived backgrounds. And without safe and secure accommodation, education and employment become much harder to access.

Our partnership with StreetSmart raises money to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, with a focus on young people.

How it works

StreetSmart is a national fundraising campaign that runs every winter. During November and December, participating restaurants across the UK add a voluntary donation of £1 to every bill.

Donations support local homelessness charities, so diners in Birmingham help the homeless in Birmingham.

A sister campaign called SleepSmart sees participating hotels add £1 to every hotel bill.

Deutsche Bank covers all the administration costs for StreetSmart and SleepSmart, which means every penny raised goes to those who need it most. The campaign has raised over £5.5m together since 2006.

Get involved

Streetsmart gets amazing support from over 500 restaurants nationwide, but diner recommendations can make all the difference to whether a new restaurant signs up to the campaign. By engaging your favourite restaurants, you can help raise funds to support local projects. Simply download an information sheet and speak to the owner/manager next time you dine out.

All we need from you is the restaurant name, the owner/manager’s name, number and email address. Simply email all restaurant recommendations to The StreetSmart team will follow up with the restaurant with information on how to join the campaign.


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August 06, 2015Restaurant recommendations wanted to help support the homeless
StreetSmart gets amazing support from over 500 restaurants around the UK each year. However, diner recommendations and a personal touch can make all the difference to whether a restaurant manager/owner chooses to sign up to the campaign. Read more

June 02, 2015StreetSmart raise over £500,000 in 2014 campaign as a new report announces a 13% rise in homeless people across UK in 2014
StreetSmart have announced their latest fundraising total of £551,000 collected from 580 participating restaurants and hotels across the UK in 2014. Read more

November 20, 2014Homeless children at highest level since 2011: support StreetSmart and SleepSmart to make a difference.
Analysis of official figures by Shelter has found that the number of children living in temporary accommodation in Britain is at a three-year high.  Read more

November 03, 2014As StreetSmart launches its 2014 campaign, help address homelessness by eating out this winter
April 09, 2014Deutsche Bank help StreetSmart and SleepSmart raise £610,000 for homeless charities
StreetSmart the homeless charity sponsored by Deutsche Bank, have just announced their latest fundraising total of £610,000 collected from 580 participating restaurants and hotels during November and December 2013.  Read more

October 01, 2013StreetSmart launches 2013 campaign to raise money for charities for the homeless
Deutsche Bank is supporting the StreetSmart campaign for the eighth year in a row. The campaign has raised over £6.3 million for homelessness charities to date. Read more

Not at home

80,000 young people in the UK will experience homelessness this year (CentrePoint research).


Half the funds raised by StreetSmart goes to projects that prevent youth homelessness.

What £1 buys

Donations to StreetSmart pay for help and support with:

  • accommodation
  • education
  • training
  • employment
  • healthcare

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Last Update: July 26, 2019
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