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$820,000 for 13 community projects which will make a significant impact in regional NSW communities.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation today announced grants totalling $820,000 for 13 community projects which will make a significant impact in regional NSW communities.

This was the first of two grant giving ceremonies in 2019 for the Charitable Foundation in 2019, which this year will see a total of more than $1.5million in grants to non-profit organisations for important projects and initiatives that address important social issues in the six regional areas covered by the Foundation’s footprint.

The breakdown of the grants announced today will comprise $443,000 to improve community health and well-being outcomes; $199,000 to facilitate projects targeted at improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth; and $178,000 to support the social well-being of marginalised and isolated members of the community.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Chair, Phil Neat said the ceremony was an event that brought together and recognised representatives of many hard-working charity and not-for profit organisations.

“Today is an incredibly important day for us, where we celebrate the impact these initiatives will have in communities across central, western and northern NSW,” Phil said

“The Charitable Foundation is delighted to announce the 13 new projects to rewrite the future for many people in regional communities. Each project was chosen for its capacity to directly impact the lives of people in need and will be brought to life by the dedicated staff and volunteers of our funding partners.

“The Charitable Foundation enables projects and initiatives that directly address disadvantage, marginalisation or isolation for people. From much-needed health projects, initiatives that help vulnerable young people, to programs that build resilient and connected communities, it’s vital that we continue to support a range of programs throughout our regions.”

“The Charitable Foundation Board looks forward to working closely with our new charity partners to witness their passion and projects come to life,” Phil concluded.

Each project that received a funding grant today will begin in the coming months and all projects are scheduled to be completed within two years. Since 2003, the Charitable Foundation has provided more than $19 million to 460 community projects and endeavours.

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