We are proud to announce a new Foundation Partnership with leading Australian property company, PAYCE.
PAYCE will provide financial and corporate support through the year and work collaborately with the Sydney Street Choir Foundation (SSCF) to develop a business action plan aimed at securing long term sustainability for the Choir.
Currently the choir struggles to meet its expenses, with funds coming from fundraising concerts, public donations and the sale of its CDs. With almost no administrative overheads, 98% of the funds received goes directly towards the Choir’s charitable work in supporting its performers – Sydney residents experiencing homelessness or some form of social, health or economic disadvantage in their communities.
Sydney Street Choir provides its performers a rare opportunity to engage with the public, share their voice and be mobile. For some, the Choir performances and rehearsals are the only times the performers venture out into the public – providing vital social interaction and opportunities for support.
The Sydney Street Choir Foundation first became involved with PAYCE when the Choir performed at last year’s Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE event in the city.
According to PAYCE Managing Director, Brian Boyd, “The Choir’s performances were uplifting and touched everyone who saw them perform. This led to discussions with the Foundation about the choir’s future and how PAYCE might contribute to its ongoing success.”
PAYCE’s General Manager, Dominic Sullivan said the Choir was “tangible proof of how people’s lives can change in a positive way through the power of song and the support of the community”.