How you can help

Sponsor us, donate or fundraise.

Your support makes a difference

We do all that we can with what we have for whoever comes through our doors. But to do that, we need your support. Soul Cafe is non-government funded, and we rely on the generosity of Newcastle individuals, families, businesses and community groups to carry out our work – work that offers a compassionate community response to some deep community needs.

There are so many ways to get involved, from being a major sponsor to making a cash donation or becoming an active participant in one of our fundraising events. Many of our sponsor families support Soul by making in-kind contributions or by fundraising for us. No matter how much or how little time or cash you have, we hope you can find some way to help.

Soul Volunteers in the pantry

Make a donation

Your generosity will meet real needs and help vulnerable people.

Corporate sponsorship

Hear from CEO Rick Prosser how your sponsorship contribution empowers Soul Cafe to support some of our community’s most needy and vulnerable.

Sponsorship options

There are so many ways you can help our guests and us with your financial support, from meals to essential services to events. Click to find out more.

In 2020, the Soul Meal and Pantry services provided 50,884 meals to vulnerable people. To produce those meals, it takes ingredients, volunteer recruitment and training, administrative support, staffing and a whole lot of operational costs.

Support Soul total meal costs:

One day meals – $942
One week of meals – $6,616
One month of meals – $28,671

Interested in sponsoring Soul Café?

If you would like to sponsor Soul Cafe or receive more information on sponsorship, please contact: | Matthew Ortiger 0403 924 812

If you would like to donate to Soul Cafe by direct deposit:
BSB: 032-505 | Account: 299497 | Account: Lifeshapers Family Services | Reference: Your name

Meet our sponsors

Our sponsors make an incredible difference in how we can meet the needs of the vulnerable in our community. Here are a few of their stories.

A new home for Soul

A new home for Soul Café

A new home for Soul with the Ian & Shirley Norman Foundation (ISNF).

Read More
Tim supported by Port Waratah Coal

Port Waratah Coal

Since 2015, Port Waratah Coal they have funded the Soul Mental Health Clinic providing guests with mental health support.

Read More
Daracon provides Ute for Soul


The Daracon Group have provided us with a Toyota utility vehicle since 2007, including covering all associated expenses.

Read More