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Funding grants of $773,000 announced today.

Monday, 10 December, 2018.

Last week Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation announced funding grants of $773,000 to community projects across the central, western and northern NSW to support a range of community initiatives and projects. 

A total of 13 important community projects were recognised at the Newcastle grant ceremony, bringing total funds distributed by the Charitable Foundation in 2018 to more than $1.56 million.

Celebrating its 15th year, the Charitable Foundation was established as a gift to the community by the Newcastle Permanent on its 100th anniversary. The total value of grants has now reached more than $19.1 million and supported more than 448 community initiatives. 

All new grants announced will directly improve the lives of those in the community to address disadvantage, marginalisation and isolation across the areas of health, youth and social wellbeing. A total of $170,000 will facilitate projects targeted at improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth; more than $400,000 will support projects aimed at improving the social wellbeing of marginalised and isolated members of the community; and $200,000 will go directly towards improving community health and wellbeing. 

“Every funding round receives high-quality applications from worthy organisations and projects,” Charitable Foundation Chair, Phil Neat said. 

“Selecting the final recipients is always a challenging yet satisfying responsibility for the Charitable Foundation Board, however the innovation presented by the applications from this round’s grant receivers is clearly recognised,” he said. 

“In this funding round, we have provided funding to six new partners and seven new projects put forward by charitable organisations we’ve previously supported. It’s important to the community that we support programs and initiatives of new partners, as well as support those we’ve successfully partnered with before and who are now applying for support for new projects and initiatives.” 

Each community project will begin within 12 months with the aim of been fully completed by the close of 2021. This ensures that communities benefit from access to these projects in a timely, efficient and effective way without delay.

Grant recipients December 2018
December 2018 grant recipients

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