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15 charities will share in $829,000 of grants

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017.

More than $820,000 from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation will help bring to life 15 community projects to build social infrastructure to support marginalised and disadvantaged residents of regional NSW.

The grants, announced at a function in Newcastle today, take the Foundation’s total donations since it was established in 2003, past $16 million and more than 400 recipient organisations.

From Ballina to Dubbo and Gosford, 15 charities will share in $829,000 of grants in this funding round, enabling them to provide vital programs, services and resources to support those in need in local communities. The Foundation conducts two funding rounds each year.

From this funding round, more than $300,000 will enable projects which improve life outcomes for disadvantaged and at-risk young people; almost $420,000 will help to improve community health and well-being; and $97,000 will go towards supporting the social well-being of marginalised and isolated members of the community.

Foundation Chairman, Phil Neat said the grants would assist recipient groups to help change the lives of those most disadvantaged in our community.

May 2017 Charitable Foundation Grants
Grant ceremony - May 2017

Congratulations to the extraordinary people representing all of our recipient organisations for your hard work, dedication and insight which will now have the capacity to effect real change and improve the lives of many people.

“Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation exists to support and enable the critical work of community organisations with initiatives and endeavours, which may fall outside some traditional government funding avenues and corporate sponsorships, but are still exceptionally important in improving the lives of marginalised members of our communities,” he said.

Each of these 15 endeavours will be an amazing achievement and thank you from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation for conceiving such innovative initiatives,” Mr Neat said.

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