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2017/18 saw important community projects and initiatives supported in the Central West region with funding totaling more than $208,958

  • Batyr batyr Australia Limited
  • HMRI Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • Diabetes NSW & ACT Diabetes NSW and ACT
  • MMAD Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD)
  • Charitable Foundation Beneficiaries Logo The Leukaemia Foundation
2017 Recipient Cafe Connect

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On the important community projects and initiatives that we are supporting across regional NSW

EMMA MURPHY, CAFÉ CONNECT

Henry has indicated to us that his passion is for cooking. 

He hopes to seek work in catering when he's finished at the cafe, so we have spent a lot of time with him making slices and he's doing a little bit of cooking to order.

HENRY HAZELTON, CLIENT

I like making cakes for people and serving them and making cappuccinos and washing up. It's just the joy of it; making things sweet and nice Just mainly all that.

EMMA MURPHY

Orange has got a thriving cafe scene and if we can show other cafe owners that we can transition these guys in to work, and that they have the ability to do these jobs, there's plenty of opportunity for them.

MARC BONNEY, LIVEBETTER 

Cafe Connect was a concept that was designed to give us somewhere where we could really get hands-on training for people with disabilities who are working in the Transition to Work program.

The work that we do here is really about providing people with skills that are going to enable them to gain employment in the hospitality sector; Cafe Connect wouldn't have been possible without the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation really stepping up for us.

They saw the vision of a place where good food and good coffee could be combined with a good cause.

Central West Beneficiaries 2017/18

Each year the Foundation provides over $1.5 million in grants to eligible charities and community organisations for projects, initiatives and programs which meet our funding criteria and address important community issues that the Foundation has identified as key focus areas.

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Transforming Transport to Treatment

Region - Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, Central West, New England

This $154,000 grant will enable Cancer Council NSW’s Transport to Treatment program to become an online booking platform for transport to cancer treatment. The online system will transform the 28 existing independent services into one convenient online booking system. Along with future expansion of the vehicle fleet, the aim of this project is to enable access to free transport for anyone needing transport for cancer treatment.

Cancer Council NSW has previously received $270,000 in funding for projects from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.


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Lifeline / Country Women’s Association / Newcastle Permanent Women’s Mental, Physical, and Financial presentation

Region - Central West

Lifeline Central West and Country Women’s Association CWA will develop a series of talks to be delivered in regional NSW about issues that cause mental illness and informing on how help can be sought without being stigmatised. This $41,000 program is timely with drought and business closures in regional NSW putting strain on family budgets and ultimately mental health. Targeting women—with the aim of engaging the female in the household as a way of overcoming the issue of male resistance to seeking help—is seen as a viable way of reaching the venerable male demographic and will be publicised to a large number of women in regional NSW.


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Macquarie Home Stay Outdoor Area

Region - Central West

The new Macquarie Home Stay will offer affordable accommodation for people who are living in regional NSW and need to travel to Dubbo for necessary medical treatment. This $43,000 grant will fund the construction of a landscaped outdoor social area for guests and their families to enjoy. This area will be a tranquil location for socialisation, relaxation, and bonding.


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StrokeSafe Ambassador Program for regional and rural NSW

Region - Northern Rivers, Central West, New England

This $22,000 in funding will expand the StrokesSafe Ambassador Program in Tamworth, Armidale, Dubbo, and Coffs Harbour regions that have some of the highest rates of stroke in the country but do not have a volunteer ambassador presence.
StokeSafe Ambassador program provides public education about what stroke is, how to prevent stroke, how to recognise the early warning signs of stroke, and what to do if someone has a stroke. Ambassadors, including stroke survivors, carers, health professionals and members of the general public, are trained to conduct educational presentations to the community.

National Stroke Foundation has previously received $42,000 in funding for projects from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

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2018/19 Wheelchair Sports NSW Member Grant Program – Northern Region

Region - Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, Central West, New England

Wheelchair Sports NSW provides a range of programs and financial support for people with physical disabilities to participate in sport. This $33,000 grant will provide up to 100 Wheelchair Sports members access to funding to support their sport participation, be they at beginner level or an experienced athlete. The goal is to encourage and financially support those with a physical disability remain active in their community and maintain good mental wellbeing.

Wheelchair Sports NSW has previously received $30,460 in funding for projects from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.