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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 2020/21 Annual review is available. Download now or pick up a hard copy from a Newcastle Permanent branch.

Here for generations to come

In 2003 Newcastle Permanent Building Society created Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation. This gift, in the form of a $30 million endowment over time, is to never be returned to the Building Society. Instead, these funds have been invested and the interest earned each year, is presented as grants to our local communities.

Our funding model is different to many other foundations. We’re an independent organisation with self-sustaining income which we use to provide as grants to our local communities. Now. And for generations to come.

2020/21 highlights and impact

  • Funding Icon $1.5 million in total grants
  • who we help icon 527 projects funded across regional NSW
  • staff volunteering 3 focus areas health, young people & social wellbeing
  • who we are icon 48,000 people directly reached
  • apply for sponsorship An additional $600,000 for COVID-19 community recovery projects
  • passionate people Our 500th project with PCYC NSW