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Have a project that needs funding?

The Charitable Foundation provides funding for community projects in the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West, Mid North Coast, New England and Northern Rivers areas of NSW.

The Charitable Foundation will consider applications from eligible charitable and not-for-profit organisations for important projects, initiatives and programs that address one or more of the following key focus areas:

  • Projects that provide improved health outcomes for the most disadvantaged, isolated, and vulnerable in our community
  • Projects that deliver improved life outcomes for marginalised and at-risk young people in our community
  • Projects that enhance improved social wellbeing for the most disadvantaged or marginalised in our community.

Foundation grants generally range from $20,000 to $200,000 with an average grant size of approximately $50,000.

For more information view our eligibility and requirements page.

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A grant to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance has allowed Carter to access specialist equipment like the Wizzybug.

Important information

Grant application process

Here for generations to come

In 2003 Newcastle Permanent Building Society created Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation. This gift, in the form of a $30 million endowment over time, is to never be returned to the Building Society. Instead, these funds have been invested and the interest earned each year, is presented as grants to our local communities.

Our funding model is different to many other foundations. We’re an independent organisation with self-sustaining income which we use to provide as grants to our local communities. Now. And for generations to come.