Greater Charitable Foundation has announced more than $900,0000 in funding to six charity partners as part of its 2018 grant round, bringing the Foundation’s total contribution to community groups to more than $8 million since its establishment in 2011.
A total of six grant recipients were selected, including both new and previously funded partners, each receiving between $25,000 and $334,000 to deliver crucial services to those in need across the Hunter, regional NSW and South East Queensland.
Greater Charitable Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Anne Long, said the Foundation is delighted to continue its support of established programs, as well as expand its impact to cover new initiatives operating to fulfil a valuable need in the community.
“We are so proud of how far the Foundation has come in the last seven years, especially in terms of the spread of programs we support and the geographical reach our impact is having,” said Ms Long.
“We were faced with a difficult task, but out of more than 150 applications, the charities we have welcomed on board complement the work of our existing partners in making an impact on the lives of those most vulnerable across the communities in which we operate.”
“Through the process of allocating our annual funding we strive to ensure a variety in the programs we support to enable the greatest possible impact to the greatest number of people in need."
The Foundation’s six new partners will join the ranks of five existing charities who remain under contract to deliver prevention and support programs across the areas of health, youth development, education and research.
2018 charity partners:
National Centre for Childhood Grief (Hunter) - support of an intensive workshop on ‘Children’s Grief’ for school counsellors in the Hunter region and the distribution of ‘Grief Resource Packs’ to rural and regional schools throughout NSW.
Cancer Patients Foundation (Hunter and regional NSW) – fund 25 Look Good Feel Better workshops, designed to help adult cancer patients deal with the physical side effects caused by cancer treatment.
Clontarf Foundation (Hunter and regional NSW) – help sustain Clontarf Academies throughout Upper Hunter, Central West, New England and Manning Valley, which provide in-school re-engagement programs for at-risk, indigenous male students.
McGrath Foundation (Hunter)- sustain the role of Hunter-based McGrath Breast Care Nurse to provide physical, psychological and emotional support to individuals suffering from breast cancer.
OzHarvest (Hunter and QLD)- support the Nutrition Education Sustenance Training (NEST) program throughout the Hunter and Gold Coast regions. A five-week educational program for disadvantaged young people, families, men and women seeking to develop practical skills and knowledge in nutrition.
Children’s Hospital Foundation (QLD) – support a hospital‐based Child Life Therapy (CLT) program, designed to help counteract the fears, misconceptions and anxiety that hospital experiences can provoke in children.