StreetSmart’s 25th annual campaign to raise vital funds to support people experiencing homelessness in the UK launches on 1 November.

The StreetSmart campaign, powered by LandAid, now in its 25th year, is back and encouraging diners to help tackle homelessness throughout the UK by donating £1 per table at the many restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels taking part in the scheme during the busy build up to Christmas.

Hundreds of restaurants have signed up including The Fat Duck in Bray, Simpsons in Birmingham, Moor Hall in Lancashire and Tom Booton’s Grill at The Dorchester in London’s Mayfair.

The list of participants highlights the variety of establishments trying to do their bit for the cause with the likes of Selfridges and Harvey Nichols joining restaurant groups like D&D London, Ottolenghi, Burger & Lobster and MEATliquor who have all generously raised thousands of pounds in the past.

I’m so happy to be supporting the amazing StreetSmart charity again this year. We’ve been involved for twenty years, it’s wonderful seeing so many fantastic restaurants on board all over the country, all being able to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Luke Tipping, Chef at Michelin Star restaurant Simpsons in Birmingham

Positive impact

It’s through targeted local charity partnerships that StreetSmart is able to deliver tangible, positive impacts that benefit the communities tackling the pernicious problem of homelessness. The latest annual figures show that 157,640 families were homeless in 2023 which is 12% higher than before Covid. Add to that the rising number of rough sleepers in our cities and it’s clear that extra help is required across the UK here and now.

We all love a good meal out with friends, especially at Christmas time, and StreetSmart allows you to enjoy that pleasure but at the same time do something meaningful for others. No one should be without a place they can call home.
Matt Tebbutt, British Chef and Food presenter

StreetSmart operates in 24 cities across the UK. Over 50 projects benefit each year, and this year with the support of more than 560 restaurants nationally the charity hopes to beat last year’s fundraising total of £786,000 raised. These funds will provide services which include the supply of beds, housing, employment training and relevant mental health and job support.

What’s more, due to the pioneering way StreetSmart is funded, 100% of the money raised at the restaurants goes to help those in need, as LandAid covers the costs of the campaign.

Are you a restaurant or hotel who would like to take part in the StreetSmart 2023 campaign?

You, your diners and your guests can support people experiencing homelessness this winter.

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