A new opportunity for Hunter not-for-profit and charity organisations to seek funding for on-the-ground projects has opened, with Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation now accepting applications until Monday 6 May.
Charitable Foundation Executive Officer, Graham Batten said all eligible, local community-based, not-for-profit organisations seeking funding for projects and initiatives are encouraged to make a submission before the funding round closes.
“We’re excited to see what projects groups in the Hunter 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,” Graham said.
“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.”
Since it began providing grants in the Hunter, the Charitable Foundation has donated more than $19.1 million for local initiatives, including $8.5 million in the Hunter for projects such as the fit-out of Port Stephens’ first ever community-based youth mental health service by Caring for our Port Stephens Youth. The foundation also funded the installation of NICVIEW webcams on each of John Hunter Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit beds, connecting families with their newborns no matter where they are.
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 incorporate association of corporation.
IMAGE | Past recipients of Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s funding.
As a complete retail financial services provider, Newcastle Permanent provides a genuine alternative to traditional banks for a range of financial services including the day to day needs of business banking members.
Besides an extensive network of branches and ATMs, Newcastle Permanent also offers comprehensive electronic banking services that allow their members to conveniently and efficiently conduct their financial business.