Dine Smart was founded in 2003. So far the initiative has raised $5.1 million to reduce homelessness. Taking part is simple: dine at one of the restaurants below between November 21 and December 31. When your bill comes, you can add an extra $1 per person to the total, which will be donated to hyper-local support programs. In some cases, your money will travel just a few doors down.

In 2017 in Sydney, Dine Smart donations funded 12 projects, including Lou’s Place in Paddington, which offers women education and assistance for finding employment.

The full list of Dine Smart partners is available here. New restaurants can sign up here.

Drury Lane

A Sydney venue from Tasmania’s best baker.

Level 1 6-8 O'Connell Street
Newtown NSW 2042

The Apollo

Tasty Greek share plates.

44 Macleay Street
Potts Point NSW 2011