IRIS Foundation received $62,460 from Newcastle Permanent Charitable

IRISDawn Hooper, Sue Liptrott, Bev Baldwin, Jennifer Leslie and Chad Watson

One Central Coast based not-for-profit organisation has received a share of $750,000 worth of funding through the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s annual grants program.

The IRIS Foundation received $62,460 through the Foundation’s latest round of community grant funding. The funds were awarded to the Foundation to put towards its Connections in School program, which delivers support to local students in Years 5 to 8 to develop resilience, form new friendships and learn new skills to reduce the future risk of mental illness.

These latest grants came as part of a milestone for the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, which officially delivered $20M worth of funding to community projects following this latest round of grants. Foundation Chair, Phil Neat, said this round recognised charitable partners making a meaningful difference to people in need and the social well being of regional communities.

“The Charitable Foundation has funded projects that have helped more than 250 charities and community organisations to support and benefit the isolated, marginalised or disadvantaged by providing new and improved infrastructure, education platforms, vital health equipment and access for people suffering from an illness, disability or social marginalisation, ” he said.

“Each of these grants represents a valuable community partnership, built on our shared mission to address important social issues by supporting innovative and resourceful initiatives from non-profit organisations operating in the Central Coast.

“The Foundation Board congratulates and thanks all of the grants recipients for their hard work and dedication. “For our Board, it is truly inspiring to understand the passion that makes our regional communities healthier, safer and more vibrant, ” Neat said.

Source: Media release, Dec 5 Holly Lambert, Enigma PR