Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation grant funding workshop

Previous grantee: Manning Great Lakes Riding for the Disabled was given a grant to provide shelter over a mounting ramp, covered seating for spectators and concrete walkways. File photo
Previous grantee: Manning Great Lakes Riding for the Disabled was given a grant to provide shelter over a mounting ramp, covered seating for spectators and concrete walkways. File photo

Not-for-profit and charity organisations from the Mid North Coast are invited to attend a free workshop on how to apply for a funding grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation for local community projects and initiatives.

Charitable Foundation executive officer, Graham Batten is encouraging staff and volunteers from local community-based, not-for-profit and Deductable Gift Recipient organisations to attend the free workshop on September 19 at Club Taree.

"The workshop will explain how to apply for grant funding, how applications are assessed, and the types of community projects that have been funded to date," Graham said.

"I encourage anyone who is interested in submitting a grant application to attend one of our workshops. The feedback we've received from past workshop attendees is that what they learned at the workshop was invaluable in preparing their funding application."

The Charitable Foundation provides funding for community projects which improve the health and social wellbeing of disadvantaged, marginalised, and isolated people and projects which improve the life outcomes of at-risk or disadvantaged young people.

The Charitable Foundation's last funding round for 2019 will open on September 23 with approximately $800,000 available to fund outstanding community projects in regional NSW.

To be eligible for funding, group must be endorsed by the ATO 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 www.newcastlepermanent.com.au/foundation.

The workshop runs in the Grevillea Room from 11am - 1pm with a light lunch provided at 12.30pm.

RSVP is essential by Friday September 13, via email to foundation@newcastlepermanent.com.au.