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Welcome to TipJar

TipJar is a social movement supporting the next generation in hospitality partnering with SmartMeals and Scarf. Our goal is to raise $150,000 to go directly to social enterprises that focus on upskilling, training and mentoring the future crew of the industry. The pandemic has severely impacted the hospo sector workforce and we want to make sure there are pathways for the next generation of chefs, kitchen hands and other vital venue staff trained and ready. While also providing vulnerable people the tools to be job-ready and lift themselves out of the cycles of poverty and homelessness.

Any tip, no matter how big or small, will help provide a life-changing opportunity for disadvantaged and marginalised people around the country. While ensuring the strength and future of our Australian hospitality industry.

If there was ever a time to give a tip, it’s now!

The impact of your donations

We are proud to partner with two industry-recognised and dynamic homeless charity partners leading the way in improving the lives of vulnerable people, from refugees to people experiencing homelessness, through job-training. SmartMeals, an initiative by national charity StreetSmart Australia, and Scarf, both use hospitality to transform lives. Through partnering with restaurants and social enterprises, each program delivers an opportunity to upskill and be job-ready.

Meet Hewitt.

Hewitt’s Aunties and family applaud him every morning when leaves for work. As the only person in his extended family to have steady employment, Hewitt is an inspiration to many.

Ability Social has meant everything to me. This is my first formal qualification and it feels pretty good to be working. My family are so proud of me and I can finally see a future doing something I enjoy.
– Hewitt, 2021 Graduate.