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With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups delivering important projects and initiatives that assist those most in need.

The Charitable Foundation has over $700,000 on offer to support during this round of funding for new or existing community-based projects.

Carly Bush, Executive Officer of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation. Photo supplied

‘The current economic landscape is really intensifying the pressure already felt by our regional NSW communities, and in particular the charities that work tirelessly to support them,’ said Carly Bush, Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Executive Officer.

‘Those in the Northern Rivers community who were already vulnerable are becoming even more at risk and it’s the charities of the region who are doing the most to help out. 

‘We are committed to giving back so that local groups can continue to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives now and for future generations,’ she said.

Projects that the Foundation has recently funded in the region include Fair Go ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) digital health solution to deliver localised orthotic care for Northern Rivers children with physical disabilities (such as Cerebral Palsy), Autism Camp Australia’s Helping Hands Project which enables isolated and financially disadvantaged families that don’t qualify for NDIS funding to participate in Autism Camp Australia’s (ACA) capacity and resilience building programs, and Rainbow Club Australia to teach young people with a disability in the Northern Rivers region about water safety through tailored lessons, creating pathways for them to participate in mainstream sporting outlets with greater confidence. 

Grants appointed as part of this funding round will mark 20 years of the Charitable Foundation supporting deserving charities and not-for-profits, during which time $25 million in funding has been granted to initiatives that have helped rewrite the future of people in need across regional NSW.

Applications are now open via the Charitable Foundation website and close at 11.59pm October 31.

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