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Workshops on how to apply for funding will be held in Central Coast, Mudgee, Tamworth and Armidale.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Applications for almost $800,000 in community grants from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s next funding round open on Monday 24 March. The Charitable Foundation will be visiting regional locations to hold workshops that help eligible organisations apply for funding.

Twice a year the Charitable Foundation provides grants for community projects that improve the health and social wellbeing of disadvantaged, marginalised, and isolated people. Grants are awarded to projects that impact communities throughout the Central Coast, Central West, Hunter, Mid North Coast, New England, and Northern Rivers regions.

Charitable Foundation Executive, Officer Graham Batten encouraged all eligible community organisations seeking funding for projects and initiatives to make a submission before the funding round closes on Tuesday 4 May. 

“The Charitable Foundation is seeking proposals for innovative solutions that address important community issues, particularly in the areas of health, social wellbeing, or youth”

Recent recipients include:

  • $60,000 to Veritas House to fund the development of a transitional housing program for youth facing homelessness in the Central West;
  • $34,000 to Mentor Support Network to support education and career development for young people from a refugee background; and
  • $63,000 to the Kaden Centre to help establish an exercised-based therapy centre for people living with or recovering from cancer.

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

To assist with the preparation of the grant application, staff and volunteers from community-based, not-for-profit, and Deductible Gift Recipient organisations are invited to attend one of the free workshops on how to apply for a funding grant.

The eligibility criteria for the Charitable Foundation’s grant program can be found here.

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