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Like to know more about the Foundation? You’re in the right place.

We provide over $1.5 million in grants to eligible charities and community organisations for projects each year which meet our funding criteria and address important community issues.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation provides grants to eligible not-for-profit organisations that apply for funding and meet set eligibility criteria related to returning benefits to those who are disadvantaged, isolated and marginalised in the community.

Newcastle Permanent Building Society sponsors events and initiatives that offer exposure and opportunities to promote the Newcastle Permanent brand.

It is anticipated that approximately $1.5 million a year will be available for distribution by the Charitable Foundation on an ongoing basis.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation is currently endorsed as an Income Tax Exempt Charity and approved as a Private Ancillary Fund under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) (the 'Act'). In accordance with the Charitable Foundation's endorsement and its Trust Deed, the fund must be maintained exclusively for public charitable purposes being purposes of providing money, property or benefits to Approved Institutions. An Approved Institution means a fund, authority or institution:

  • which is charitable at law; and  

  • gifts to which are deductible under item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Act.

Applications for projects outside the dates may be considered under circumstances of urgent need, crisis or an opportunity that requires immediate action.  Contact the Charitable Foundation Team on (02) 4927 4217 to discuss any urgent requests for funding.


Funds will be made available once the Funding Agreement is executed and other relevant documentation presented.  Grant funds are provided via electronic funds transfer once the funding agreement has been executed.

Generally, applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision to provide funding or not 3-4 months after the closing date.  This timeframe should be considered when planning your project and budget.

The Charitable Foundation Team can be contacted via:

Phone – (02) 4927 4217
Email – foundation@newcastlepermanent.com.au
Mail – PO Box 5001, HRMC NSW 2310

Applications for funding are open twice a year and usually close in April and October.  All applications must be made via the online application form via the Charitable Foundation website.

You can apply for grants from $10,000 - $500,000.  The average sized grant provided by the Foundation is $50,000.

All questions on the application form need to be completed, however you can save your application as you go and return to complete it at a later time. You’ll just need to login to the application portal via the Charitable Foundation website in order to retrieve your partially completed application form.

You can print a copy of your application in the application portal via the Charitable Foundation website.