Can we please get a huge round of applause for Melanie and the team at Market in a Box who once again have donated two incredible fruit and vegetables boxes for our families in need. Last week these wonderful people donated four fruit and vegetable boxes that we delivered all across Melbourne to the families we have been assisting and this week we received two more boxes plus a heap of tinned foods. These have now been passed on to struggling families who are so incredibly grateful to have so many fresh vegetables and fruit for their families. It’s generosity […]

Lauren’s wish list. If you’re able to buy any of these items please comment in the post so we don’t end up with 7 of one item and none of something else. 🙏🙏🙏Please note we cannot accept second hand items🙏🙏🙏 I know it might seems as though in times like this people should just take what ever they can get but with the collective power of the people we’re really hoping to get these items new for Lauren so she can have a completely new start to life once she settles in. We also don’t have the capacity to launder […]

The National Homeless Collective needs your help in getting sanitary items, toiletries and other essentials to those impacted by the bush fires. Your contributions will go a long way and all donations greater than $2 are tax deductible. Please donate via credit card or pay-pal using our secure pay-pal facility by clicking the donate button below. NHC Bushfire Relief Appeal is an initiative of the National Homeless Collective ABN: 93613068992.

Thank you Vollyspot A touch over twelve months ago the National Homeless Collective were contacted by the amazing people at Vollyspot. The team at Vollyspot had been following our Melbourne Period Project initiative and wanted to assist us in any way possible. Vollyspot then invited us to partner up for their events as their charity of choice. We graciously accepted and from then on we have been on board cooking BBQs to feed their patrons. These BBQs have raised much needed funding to enable us to create further initiatives like The Plate Up Project and The Kala Space. Both of […]

http://plateupproject.org.au The Plate Up Project is a new homelessness and domestic violence initiative launched in Melbourne to offer people fleeing domestic violence and experiencing homelessness a hand up, not a hand out. Launched by National Homeless Collective, the charity who also coordinate Melbourne Period Project and The School Project, the Project assists its students to gain new cooking, hospitality, and employment skills. Participants of Plate Up have said the benefits of the program have already proven to be life changing, “For the first time in years I finally have something to look forward to when I wake up in the […]

Want to give a magical Christmas gift to a person experiencing homelessness, without spending a cent? We have just the thing and we desperately need your help. And your vote! By voting for Plate Up Project you’re providing someone with a direct pathway out of homelessness and into employment. And it won’t cost you a cent. Please, click on the link below and vote for Plate Up Project and give someone a much brighter Christmas every year. https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/vote

OK people! We can FINALLY announce our exciting news! We’re expanding into Brunswick East and we just couldn’t be happier! We’re opening a combined Op Shop, meditation den, community space with life connection workshop programs that will benefit everyone in the community but most of all our most vulnerable. But we need YOU to help us get her ready for our grand opening in Summer! We desperately need tradies and tools. The space is gorgeous but she needs a bit of a facelift and it’ll take all manner of trades folk to help us get her ready for her grand […]

The Plate Up Project helps Women Displaced from from their home due to Domestic Violence. Please click on  Vote for Plate Up Project Here to vote for the Plate Up Project to win the Peoples Choice Award for the Sun Super’s Dreams For A Better World. The Plate Up Project receives no government funding and hence relies on Grants and Donations to be able to be run the program. Clicking on the link above and voting for the Plate Up Project is as simple as: Clicking the link Selecting Plate Up Project Clicking Vote Entering your email and hitting submit It will […]

We are absolutely thrilled to finally be able to announce that The Plate Up Project was chosen as the winner of Sunsuper‘s Dreams For a Better World, round 2. We want to thank each and every one of you voted, shared, Liked and commented. It means the absolute world, not only to us but also to those who will be helped by Plate Up. Now we get to go to the Grand Final and pitch for another possible $30k to offer even more places in Plate Up and help more people out of homelessness. Thank you so much to everyone who made this […]

How do you find employment when you’re homeless? How do you get a job, or even get to a job interview when you’re sleeping in a park or under a bridge and you don’t even have clean clothes or a phone? How do you get past the barriers homelessness brings when you have absolutely no support? Well, we created The Plate Up Project to address all of these barriers and we are so proud to announce our partnership with Kinfolk Cafe on Bourke Street along with the Left Bank Melbourne to create an amazing all round practical and educational experience […]

We are absolutely thrilled and so very proud to announce we have partnered with Left Bank Melbourne to continue our work with The Plate Up Project. Our participants will be heading to Left bank Melbourne for work experience on completion of Plate Up, plus receive tuition and guidance from Left Bank Melbourne’s top chefs along their Plate Up journey. We are so incredibly grateful for this support and would like to thank Eddie and the team at Left Bank Melbourne for their continued support.