The End Street Sleeping Collaboration is a joint commitment between the Institute of Global Homelessness, City of Sydney, New South Wales Government and the sector’s leading non-government organisations to halve the number of rough sleepers in New South Wales by 2025.
In 2019, Sydney became the tenth city to join the Institute for Global Homelessness Vanguard City program, defining it as a city that has the compassion and sense to end street sleeping through a combination of preventative systems changes and housing-first policies for those already on the streets.
The End Street Sleeping Collaboration takes a systemic approach to ending rough sleeping.
In 2019 the PAYCE Foundation became a key strategic supporter of the End Street Sleeping Collaboration and its founding philanthropic partner, pledging $450,000 over 2 years as well as practical and strategic support.
As well as committing significant funding to the initiative, the PAYCE Foundation will continue to support innovative projects that address the key drivers of homelessness. A significant focus of the initiative is capturing data that will inform a new approach to addressing rough sleeping. Through this project the PAYCE Foundation is committed to enabling systemic change through a collaborative approach that combines prevention as well as immediate wrap around, personalised support to those sleeping rough.