Greater Charitable Foundation has announced six charity partners who will share in more than $1.1 million as part of the 2017 funding round.
The funding will support partners from across NSW to develop a range of programs that focus on improving their beneficiaries’ life outcomes.
The Hunter will be the greatest beneficiary of this year’s program, with 80 per cent of this year’s funding being allocated to initiatives connected to improving the health and wellbeing of those most vulnerable across the region.
Since 2011, the Greater Charitable Foundation has allocated more than $7 million in funding to 25 different community groups across Greater Bank’s areas of operation in NSW and South East Queensland.
From more than 200 applications, the six charity partners selected this year will focus on delivering long-term change and support to a cross-section of the community. The funding spans programs focused on at risk youth, parents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, as well as individuals recovering from stroke and cancer.
The Greater Charitable Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Anne Long, said the foundation supports charities working to improve people’s quality of life.
“Our support resonates with programs focused on research and prevention but also those tackling pervasive health and wellbeing issues through intervention and education,” Anne said.
“This year’s grant round has connected us with six charities that will stand alongside our existing partners to assist disadvantaged families as well as strengthen community capacity through increased connectedness and support.”
Beneficiaries of the Greater Charitable Foundation’s 2017 grant program include:
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) – received funding for their world renowned Stroke Research Team, with $336,000 over three years going to support a Phase 3 clinical trial of modafinil therapy.
Tantrum Youth Arts – $100,000 in funding to support Tantrum’s Opening Doors interactive performance and workshop program for young people aged 15-18 years throughout New South Wales.
Clontarf Foundation – $100,000 supporting their school re-engagement program for at-risk, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander male students who would otherwise not attend or have very low school attendance in various centres of regional NSW.
University of Newcastle – $350,000 in funding over three years to support the world’s first father-focused obesity prevention program for preschool-aged children.
Cancer Council NSW – $97,050 in funding to support a Hunter/Central Coast-based Financial Counsellor for people affected by cancer experiencing financial hardship.
CanTeen – $154,926 in funding over 18 months to support their new Family Support Project; a program to improve the wellbeing of families when a parent has cancer.
IMAGE | Greater Charitable Foundation will fund Tantrum Youth Arts’ Opening Doors program.