Community-based not-for-profit organisations that have new or existing projects that address health, young people and social disadvantage are urged to apply for funding through the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.
Foundation chair Jennifer Leslie said communities across the Mid Coast are experiencing hardship and challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will help disadvantaged, marginalised and isolated people and support social opportunity and development in regional communities.
"We're looking to fund projects that use innovative solutions but also deliver a local approach to addressing important community issues, including those arising due to the social and economic effects of COVID-19," Jennifer said.
"Our vision is to support projects that help to rewrite the future for people who are in need in our regional communities."
The foundation provides about $750,000 biannually to fund projects and initiatives across regional NSW, such as $45,000 to Cancer Council NSW for a Transport to Treatment vehicle in Taree.
"I encourage Mid North Coast charities to put forward their grassroots projects that address important issues," Jennifer said.
"This year we have improved our application portal and website which now includes a more efficient expression of interest process and improved guidance materials so charities can continue to focus on their important work in the community.
"We're looking forward to continuing our work with Mid North Coast charities as together we can improve social and well-being outcomes for community members in need."
Applications are now open and close Thursday, October 22.
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