Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation funding round now open

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation funding round now open

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s first funding round for 2024 is now open, with more than $500,000 available for local community groups and charities with new and existing projects.

Applications will close on 16 April.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Partnership Specialist, Lanah Maruff, said they are looking for partners and projects that are innovative, collaborative and have an inclusive approach.

“We are also excited by projects that demonstrate genuine collaboration between organisations of all shapes and sizes with a shared commitment to address disadvantage for people in their communities,” Lanah said.

“Our regional communities continue to face big challenges and we want to ensure our funds go to where they will have the biggest impact. We encourage submissions from eligible organisations who can demonstrate an enduring community benefit for those who need it most.”

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 the Hunter and regional NSW.

National not-for-profit organisation, Habitat for Humanity Australia, received $120,000 in funding from the Foundation in December 2023 for its Brush with Kindness project.

Habitat for Humanity Chief Executive Officer, Nicole Stanmore, said the funds will support hundreds of women and families.

“This grant will enable Habitat for Humanity Australia to expand operations into the Hunter region where we will repair and refurbish 20 accommodation units over a 12-month period,”  Nicole said.

“Approximately 400 women and families, some of whom will be fleeing violence, will have access to safe and secure shelter, with better opportunities and health outcomes. In addition, 150 volunteers will have a better understanding of the housing needs of vulnerable people.

“Fleeing domestic violence has many layers of complexity but being able to provide a woman and her children with a house that’s recently been refreshed through cleaning, small repairs and a fresh coat of paint tells the family that they’re valued.

“This has an important impact at a time when they may need, and deserve, reassurance. Living in safe and secure housing, which is comfortable and clean, gives them the opportunity to recover, prepare and plan for a brighter future.”

Applications can be submitted via the Charitable Foundation website and close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 April.

IMAGE | NPCF Director, Jane Gray, Habitat for Humanity’s Greg Harris, Sophie Cooke, Brian Tasker, and NPCF Director Paul Juergens (left-right).

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation distributes around $1.5 million in grants each year to facilitate charitable projects to address disadvantage in local communities throughout the Hunter, Central West, Central Coast, New England, Mid North Coast, and Northern Rivers regions of NSW. Since its establishment in 2003, the Foundation has provided more than $25 million to more than 540 community initiatives.

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