Charities, News, Truro

Government funding for homeless charity

StreetSmart’s highly successful fundraising campaign for the homeless has just been given an extra boost. Every £1 donated during December will be matched by the Cabinet Office.


Foodies across Cornwall who dine out at StreetSmart restaurants will be making even more of a difference to Cornish charities when they add the voluntary £1 StreetSmart donation to their table bill.

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society says “The Government is determined to do its bit too, which is why, this Christmas, we are pledging cash to innovative charity appeals like StreetSmart, so that we can help support the vulnerable.”

Over 500 restaurants across the country are involved in the StreetSmart campaign with the Cornish contingency led by Bustophers, The Riverbank and Archie Browns in Truro, the Old Quay Inn in Devoran, the Golden Lion in Stithians, Courtyard Deli, the Boathouse and Amanzi in Falmouth, the Waterside in Flushing, Nathan Outlaw’s Seafood & Grill in Rock, Stein’s Cornish Arms in Padstow, Rosewarne Manor in Hayle, Treloyhan Manor in St.Ives, Halsetown Inn in Halsetown and Archie Browns in Penzance.

The funds raised by the Cornish restaurants will support St Petroc’s Society, the Cornwall Women’s Refuge Trust and the Cornish branches of Foodbank.

Gordon Ramsay, chef and restaurateur says “StreetSmart has become part of Christmas for us. It’s everyone’s chance to do the right thing at the right time with only the gentlest nudge.”

Deutsche Bank sponsor all administrative costs of the campaign, ensuring that every single £1 donated goes to help the homeless and vulnerable.

StreetSmart provides funding to over 100 charities across the country, all of which strive to get people off the streets and integrated back into society.

Supporter Stephen Fry says “StreetSmart is a marvellous undertaking and has established itself in the advent calendar as firmly as the oxen and the shepherds.”

For a full list of participating restaurants and for more info about where the money goes, contact Jennie Blouet on 020 7292 5591, or visit

Published by DCO. © Copyright 2009, 2010 DCO.