The Smith Family is a national children’s education charity with a vision of a world where every child has the opportunity to change their future, no matter what their circumstances.

We believe that education is one of the most powerful change agents, and we work with young Australians to overcome educational inequality caused by poverty – so they can thrive now and into their futures.

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. 

Without this educational support these children can have limited choices, opportunities and outcomes in life. Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child delivers long-term positive benefits for them, their family and potentially generations to come.



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.

In FY21-22, 159,753 disadvantaged children and their families received support

through The Smith Family programs.

12,578 students receiving a Learning for Life sponsorship identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We supported 57,847 Australian students through our Learning for Life sponorships.