Groups on the Central Coast will receive $152,407 in the latest round of grants announced by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.
In total, the Foundation announced grants of more than $830,000 to help bring to life community projects to build social infrastructure supporting marginalised and disadvantaged residents of regional NSW, including five which will enable projects on the Central Coast.
Central Coast Kids in Need will receive $44,000 to assist disadvantaged families from the Central Coast with a seriously ill or injured child to purchase quality of life equipment and assist with pharmacy expenses such as special medicated formulas and medicines.
Life Education NSW will receive $77,000 to purchase a new truck to use as a Mobile Learning Centre to continue delivering their preventative education program to disadvantaged young people throughout the Central Coast and Hunter regions.
Newcastle Permanent Foundation Chairman, Mr Phil Neat, said the grants would assist recipient groups to help change the lives of those most disadvantaged in the Central Coast community.
“The Foundation exists to support and enable the critical work of community organisations with initiatives and endeavours, which may fall outside some traditional government funding avenues and corporate sponsorships, but are still exceptionally important in improving the lives of marginalised members of our communities,” he said.
“Congratulations to the extraordinary people representing all of our recipient organisations for your hard work, dedication and insight, which will now have the capacity to effect real change and improve the lives of many people in the Central Coast region.
“These are amazing achievements and thank you from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation for conceiving such innovative initiatives,” Mr Neat said.
The latest allocation takes the Foundation’s total donations past $16m since it was established in 2003.
Media release, Jun 1
Sam Gannon, Newcastle Permanent