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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation offering $750,000

Not-for-profit and charity organisations seeking funding for local projects have until 13 April to apply for a grant from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation as part of its latest funding round.

The foundation will allocate three quarters of a million dollars to support community-based parties across NSW who require money for a new or existing initiative that aims to address key areas of disadvantage in the Hunter region.

“Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has a long history of supporting regional communities, with our grant program having invested, since 2003, more than $22 million in 270 organisations who are making a real impact to the lives of others,” executive officer Graham Batten said.

“In this funding round, we will allocate $750,000 to make an impact in areas across our footprint through helping charities to rewrite the future for people who are disadvantaged, marginalised or isolated.”

Applying for a Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation funding grant is a simple process via an application portal accessed on the website.

“We know there’s a lot of worthy programs looking for support, especially following the added challenges of the last year,” Mr Batten said.

“We’ve made it as simple as possible for organisations to apply via our website where they’ll also find a range of guidance materials as well as information on virtual funding grant support workshops we will hold in coming weeks.

“To date, we have provided more than $9.3 million to a range of programs, which deliver a local approach to addressing community issues in the Hunter region across our key focus areas of health, young people and social disadvantage.”

Twice a year, the Charitable Foundation provides approximately $750,000 in funding for projects across regional NSW.

In the past, it’s funded:

  • $160,000 to Fighting Chance Australia for an innovative co-working space which provides opportunities and long-term change to people with a profound disability;
  • $60,000 to Mai-Wel Limited for their Sensational Spaces project which creates an innovative sensory stimulation space for people with a disability; and
  • $48,400 to The Kaden Centre for their Home Exercise Oncology Platform that is delivering a web-based home exercise program for people affected by cancer and chronic health conditions.

“Each successful project is selected for its ability to make a meaningful difference for our communities’ most vulnerable people,” Mr Batten said.

Applications open via the Charitable Foundation website from 17 March and close on 13 April.

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