top of page
  • intouch Magazine

$650,000 in Funding Available for Hunter Not-for-Profits and Community Organisations

Jennifer Leslie (NPCF), Gilliam Smith (UON), Temitope Egelakin (UON), Buddhini Ginigaddara Appuhamilage (UON), Ashley Gordon (NP).

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s final funding round for 2023 opens next Tuesday, 19 September, with more than $650,000 available for local charities and community groups, including those in the Hunter region.


To assist prospective applicants with the application process, the Charitable Foundation is hosting a free, online workshop on Wednesday, 20 September from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (AEST). Groups can register here:

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Executive Officer, Carly Bush, said project partners with a focus on important community issues are encouraged to attend the session and apply.

“Everyone is welcome to attend our workshop, which will be a fantastic opportunity for those interested in building capability and knowledge about grant writing, as well as the application process,” Ms Bush said.

“We are really looking forward to collaborating with partners with initiatives supporting inclusivity, education, and cultural diversity.

“We understand that times are challenging for Hunter communities, leaving many who, amidst the current cost-of-living pressures, are also facing food insecurity, homelessness, and family and domestic violence.

“We know there are organisations across the Hunter with innovative ideas who are making great strides for the community, and we encourage them to apply!”

Recent Hunter projects include:

• $127,000 for Jenny’s Place to aid in the operations of the Sunshine Hut Clinic, connecting children with professional support services to assist in recovery from trauma as a result of domestic violence.

• $88,660 for The University of Newcastle to deliver the Social and Economic Resilience (SER) of Young Migrants and Refugee Women program, helping women into the construction industry through training and education.

• $75,000 for Happy Paws Happy Hearts’ “Explore” Youth Employment Program, helping socially isolated young people build connections and confidence through caring for shelter animals.

Applications can be submitted via the Charitable Foundation website and close at 11:59pm Tuesday, 24 October.

Eligibility information:

To be eligible for funding, a 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. Groups are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria available at

intouch_MREC (300 x 300 px).jpg
Wallsend Banner_Sml.gif
The Good Old Days of RocknRoll_Banner-01.jpg
Farmers Market_Square Banner.gif
bottom of page