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Honours shared in premiership football derby

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As a writer you never really know what is going to strike a chord with your audience. What will inspire them? Make them think? Make them change their mind? Make them angry? After more than two decades of publishing I am still surprised by what rocks a reader’s boat. About a week ago I discovered that a lot of people have strong opinions on the humble iceberg. I’m not talking about the one that took out theTitantic. I’m talking about the one that has been sinking wallets at the supermarket.

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With Australian journalist and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, fighting extradition from the UK to the US on espionage charges, local Labor branches are mobilising to put pressure on the new Labor government to do more for his release.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation grant recipients from February 2018. Photo supplied.

Are you a not for profit charity in the Northern Rivers looking for funding for on-the-ground projects? The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation is currently open to applications for funding for projects in the Northern Rivers.

They have funded a range of projects in the area. For example funding the purchase of dedicated vans for the volunteers of the Mental Health Support Group that covers Byron Bay and Lismore areas, and assisting in setting up a mobile recording studio through RED Inc for aspiring musicians with a disability.

We’re excited to see what projects groups in the Northern Rivers have in mind that could help address important community issues, at a grassroots level, to make life better for disadvantaged, marginalised and isolated people in the local community,’ said Charitable Foundation executive officer Graham Batten.

‘We look for projects that support our mission to help people in need and support social opportunity and development in our Australian regional communities, with a particular focus on projects achieving better health, social wellbeing and youth outcomes,’ Graham said.

Twice a year the Charitable Foundation provides approximately $800,000 for important community projects which improve the health and social wellbeing of disadvantaged, marginalised, and isolated people and also funds projects which improve the life outcomes of at-risk or disadvantaged young people throughout the Hunter, Mid-North Coast, Central West, Central Coast, Northern Rivers, and New England regions.

Established in 2003 as a gift to the community as part of Newcastle Permanent’s 100th anniversary, the Charitable Foundation has to date provided more than $19 million in funding to almost 450 important community projects and initiatives.

To be eligible for funding, the group must be endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Type 1 Deductible Gift Recipient and hold Tax Concession Charity status, be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission, and be a not-for-profit organisation which is charitable at law, and a legal entity such as an incorporated association or corporation. Groups are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria.    

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