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$336,000 to flow into Hunter charities


More than $330,000 will flow through to Hunter charities, thanks to the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation (NPCF).

The organisation is set to reward six locally-based projects at its latest grant presentation at Newcastle’s City Hall on Thursday 9 May.

It includes an education program on tech-facilitated domestic violence, a sports initiative targeting refugee wellbeing and an aeromedical retrieval service.

Since 2003, the NPCF has invested in excess of $27 million into regional NSW, across the Central Coast, Northern Rivers, New England, Central West and Hunter.

On this occasion, the big winner was the Warrior Woman Foundation, which pocketed $150,000.

Hunter Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Consortium secured $61,000 while the KIDS Foundation garnered $50,000.

The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, CareFlight and Warm Blankets for Everyone also benefitted.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation executive officer Carly Bush said the projects all demonstrated the ability to make a tangible difference to the people they helped.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with these not-for-profits,” she explained.

“In their own unique way, they are all making a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

“So, it is our honour to be able to assist.

“Each day these organisations go out and create real impact in the communities they serve, changing lives for the better.”

The latest Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation funding recipients:

  • The Hunter Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Consortium: $61,000 to upskill frontline workers in the field of domestic and family violence perpetrated through technology
  • NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors: $20,000 to extend its existing sports and wellbeing program to Afghan and Syrian refugees
  • The Warrior Woman Foundation: $150,000 to bring its flagship program, The Young Warrior Woman, to the region, which supports vulnerable young women as they transition to adulthood through a focus on financial independence and safe, healthy relationships
  • CareFlight: $35,000 to purchase a new aviation tow motor, which will improve service and safety and reduce costs for the aeromedical retrieval service at Newcastle Airport
  • KIDS Foundation: $50,000 to launch the SeeMore Kindness program in the Hunter and Northern NSW, teaching children aged between four and six positive behaviours and how to be kind to themselves and each other
  • Warm Blankets for Everyone: $20,000 to produce handmade blankets for partner organisations who assist people experiencing poverty or homelessness

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