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Thursday, 2 December 2021

Today Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation announced $800,000 in funding to support 12 regional charities to deliver life-changing projects in their local communities.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Chair, Jennifer Leslie said the projects were chosen on the impact they would have on defined areas of community need in regional NSW.

“The 12 grants provided today will enable projects that directly address disadvantage, marginalisation or isolation to help at-risk youth and vulnerable people in our local communities become more resilient and better connected,” said Ms Leslie.

“Each project that received funding today has been recognised by the Charitable Foundation because we know it will make a difference. I’ve seen first-hand the long-lasting impact our grants have in delivering projects and outcomes that help create opportunities for those in need to thrive. These projects will help to rewrite the future for many.”

The projects which will benefit from this funding round are:

  • Little Wings Limited - Medical Wings 2.0 - $60,000
  • Missing School Incorporated - See-Be the Robot Service for Sick Kids - $50,000
  • KIDS Foundation - SeeMore eSafety - $90,000
  • Dementia Australia Limited - Virtual Reality equipment and immersive VR education for Caregivers - $43,000
  • Livefree Project Inc - Smile & Thrive Dental Program - $44,000
  • We Care Connect Limited - We Care Hunter - $70,000
  • Sunnyfield - Community Bound - $85,000
  • SHINE for Kids Cooperative Ltd - Keeping Kids Connected at Macquarie CC in Wellington - $60,000
  • Make a difference PMQ Incorporated- M.A.D Food Trailer- $33,000
  • Karitane - Taree District Volunteer Family Connect - $112,000
  • Country Education Foundation of Australia Ltd - NPCF - CEF Flood Support Scholarships NPCF - $33,000
  • Rural and Remote Medical Services Limited - dental and medical services to disadvantaged rural and regional communities using technology - $120,000

“This is certainly the ideal way to round out what we acknowledge has been another challenging year for our partners and we’re looking forward to working with this round of grant recipients as they bring these projects to life from early next year, giving hope and support to those who need it,” Ms Leslie said.

This is the second grant ceremony for the Charitable Foundation for 2021 and brings the total amount granted this year to $1.73 million, and more than $24 million since the first grant was provided in 2003.

Funding recipients will commence the projects in 2022 and all are scheduled to be completed within two years.

$800,000 in funding announced at Grant Giving Ceremony.

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