Local organisations are urged to apply for grant

Grant successful: PCYC Dubbo recently received $44,000 to purchase a vehicle to enable them to continue their vital work within the community. Photo: Contributed
Grant successful: PCYC Dubbo recently received $44,000 to purchase a vehicle to enable them to continue their vital work within the community. Photo: Contributed

Charities and not-for-profit organisations seeking funding for local projects in Dubbo are encouraged to apply for grants from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation before Monday, October 16. Newcastle Permanent executive officer Graham Batten encourages all eligible local not-for-profit organisations seeking funding for community projects and initiatives to make a submission.

“We invite all charity organisations in Dubbo seeking support for projects that address important community issues to apply for a grant from the Foundation which is one of the largest in regional NSW,” he said.

“Our mission is to give back to our local communities by supporting projects that have a profound impact on the lives of people in need.

Mr Batten said to date the Foundation has donated over $1 million to 41 valuable community-focused initiatives in the central west, most recently funding Dubbo PCYC, Wangarang Industries’ Women’s Shed and Western College.

To make an application for a grant go to www.charitablefoundation.com.au

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s focus is to support community projects which address disadvantage in the community in the areas of health, social wellbeing and young people.

“We hold two funding rounds a year to encourage local not-for-profit organisations which need assistance with worthwhile projects and initiatives to make a grant submission,” Mr Batten said.

“The Foundation has supported a number of worthy community programs in Dubbo and we look forward to assisting many more.”

Twice a year the Charitable Foundation distributes approximately $800,000 to local not-for-profit organisations 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 Building Society’s 100th anniversary, the Charitable Foundation has provided more than $16.7 million to support and encourage more than 400 local community projects and endeavours.

To make an application for a grant or for further information, go to www.charitablefoundation.com.au, phone 13 19 87, or visit a Newcastle Permanent branch.