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More than $685,000 in grants to help rewrite the future for those in need

Thursday, 14 December 2023

Ten projects receive support from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

Ten projects set to deliver meaningful change in the community have today received much-needed funding from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Executive Officer, Carly Bush, said the successful projects were selected for the quality outcomes they will deliver to the lives of disadvantaged and marginalised people in NSW regional communities.

“These new projects will deliver much-needed support and potentially life-changing opportunities to young people, victims of domestic violence, people living with disabilities and First Nations communities,” Carly said.

“We are excited to support our new partners to deliver real and lasting positive impact where it’s needed most.

“We support organisations of all shapes and sizes, and feel privileged to be working with both local grassroots organisations, as well as national and international charities, all of which work tirelessly to improve the lives of those they serve.

Projects funded include:

  • Habitat for Humanity Australia – Brush with Kindness - $120,000
  • PROJECT ROCKIT - PROJECT ROCKIT Rising Stars: Supporting the Potential of Young People in Regional Australia - $120,000
  • Key Employment – Basketball Courts: Connecting to Young People - $91,531
  • SharingStories Foundation - Dunghutti Young People – Strong in Self, Strong in Culture - $86,000
  • Brave Foundation - Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teen Dads (SEPT) - $75,000
  • Coolamon Community - Coolamon Community Northern Rivers Southern Expansion Project - $50,000
  • Fighting Chance - Avenue Newcastle - expanding Avenue’s microbusinesses and supporting entrepreneurs with disability - $49,500
  • Vivability - Café VIVA Project Upgrade - $40,000
  • Lung Foundation Australia - Lungs in Action Community Exercise Project - $33,839
  • Southern Cross University - Challenges and opportunities for social inclusion among childbearing immigrant women of non-English CALD background in Northern NSW - $20,000

Founded in 2003, to date, Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has provided over $26 million in grants to over 550 projects. The Foundation offers two rounds of funding each year for groups across regional NSW.

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