Charitable Foundation call for Mid North Coast charities to apply for grant funding

Recipients of local funding from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation in 2018.


NOT-FOR-PROFIT and charity organisations seeking funding for local projects are encouraged to apply for a Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation grant.

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Newly appointed Charitable Foundation Chair, Jennifer Leslie, is urging all community-based not-for-profit organisations that have new or existing projects that address key areas of health, young people, and social disadvantage to apply for funding before applications close on 22 October.

“Local communities are experiencing hardship and challenges as a result of COVID-19 and the Charitable Foundation is committed to our mission to help people who are disadvantaged, marginalised, or isolated and supporting social opportunity and development in our regional communities,” she said.

“We’re looking to fund projects that use innovative solutions, but also deliver a local approach to addressing important community issues, including those arising due to the social and economic effects of COVID-19.

“Our vision is to support projects that help to rewrite the future for people who are in need in our regional communities,” Ms Leslie said.

Twice a year the Charitable Foundation provides approximately $750,000 to fund projects and initiatives across regional New South Wales.

In the Mid North Coast, the Charitable Foundation previously funded $79,000 to Coffs Coast Legacy for their Two Dogs Sailing veteran wellbeing project.

“I encourage Mid North Coast charities to put forward their grass-roots projects that address important local issues.

“This year we have improved our application portal and website which now includes a more efficient expression of interest process and improved guidance materials so charities can continue to focus on their important work in the community,” said Ms Leslie.

“Since 2003 the Charitable Foundation has approved over $22 million in funding to almost 500 community projects and initiatives, all in regional NSW.

“Each successful project is selected for its ability to make a meaningful difference to the lives of people and build healthy, safe and resilient local communities.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our work with Mid North Coast charities as together we can improve social and well-being outcomes for community members in need,” she said.

Expressions of Interest open on 28 September and close 22 October 2020.

All applications are made via the Charitable Foundation’s online portal, accessed via the website at

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