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Helping rewrite the future throughout regional NSW since 2003.

The purpose of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation is to provide grant funding for eligible not-for profit organisations and community groups to enable these organisations to deliver important projects, initiatives and programs that assists groups and individuals to rewrite their future by addressing issues of disadvantage such as health, social wellbeing and young people.

More specifically, the Charitable Foundation funds projects aimed at improving community health and well-being for those most in need, improving life outcomes for disadvantaged and at-risk young people, and improving the social wellbeing of the marginalised and isolated in our community.

Each year, we distribute approximately $1.5 million in grant funding to eligible organisations across the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West, Mid North Coast, New England and the Northern Rivers areas of New South Wales.

Our vision

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Helping rewrite the future of people in need.

Now. And for generations to come.

Our mission

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To reduce disadvantage and empower social opportunity

for people in our regional communities.

Our values

  • illustration of people holding a heart Empowering diverse communities Work within community to inform, consult, participate and empower
  • illustration of a person holding a magnify glass Innovation and evolution Collaboration and forward thinking to problem solve current and emerging societal needs
  • illustration of a handshake Integrity Sustainable governance to operate as a reputable and significant funder of charitable and community projects in perpetuity
  • illustration of hands around a heart Sustainable impact Supporting projects that aid the long-term improvement of the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people across communities in regional NSW

2022/23 highlights and impact

  • illustration of person putting coins in jar $1.41 million in total grants
  • illustration of hands around a heart 16 projects funded across regional NSW
  • illustration of people holding a heart 3 focus areas spanning health, young people & social wellbeing