About Us

At The Smith Family, we believe that education is one of the world’s most powerful change agents. That’s why we focus on helping young Australians to overcome educational inequality caused by poverty.

As a national, independent charity, every day we work with thousands of children and their families to help them unlock better futures for themselves.

Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child delivers long-term benefits 

Your fundraising will help support children in need to participate fully in their education, so they can achieve better life outcomes overall. Our innovative, evidence-based programs provide targeted aid that begins early in a child's life, supporting them to attend school, to stay engaged and motivated, and to go on to further study, training, or employment. 


Find our support in 91 communities across Australia

Thanks to our incredible supporters and fundraisers, The Smith Family delivers our Learning for Life program across 91 communities in Australia. 

The communities have higher concentrations of families living in economic disadvantage and are across all Australian states and territories.

Last year, 162,534 disadvantaged children and young people received support through Smith Family programs.

Last year, 95% of children in our student2student reading program improved their reading age.

Last year, we supported 62,822 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponsorship program.