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The Funding Round is now closed.
If you have a project that needs funding, find out if your program or initiative is eligible.

The 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 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:

  • Improved Health and Wellbeing outcomes for the most disadvantaged, isolated and vulnerable in our community;
  • Improved life outcomes for disadvantaged and at risk young people; and
  • Improved social outcomes for the most disadvantaged and marginalised in our community.

Foundation grants generally range from $10,000 to $500,000 with an average grant size of approximately $50,000.

Funding round closed

The Foundation calls for funding submissions twice per year. The closing dates for upcoming rounds are:

  • 23 April 2018
  • 15 October 2018

All applications will be reviewed by the Charitable Foundation within approx. 120 days of the closing date.

To apply for funding, please click on the ‘Start Application’ icon below.

Apply for funding

To apply for funding, please follow the grant application process below:

  1. Read through the Eligibility and Assessment Criteria to identify whether your project, program or initiative is eligible for funding.
  2. Read the Draft Funding Conditions Agreement (PDF). All applicants must review this Agreement before completing the application form.  If you are not able to meet any of the terms or conditions outlined within this agreement please provide reasons why you are not able to comply within your Funding Application.

If you are having difficulty with the online application process, you can download a PDF version of the application form here. Once completed this can be emailed to the Charitable Foundation at foundation@newcastlepermanent.com.au.

Where did the grants go?

  • young people 45% Improved life outcomes for young people through early intervention, education, remediation and mentoring
  • social outcomes 23% Better social wellbeing outcomes through training, education and networking
  • health and wellbeing 32% Better health outcomes through education, awareness, research, equipment or resources