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The Greater Charitable Foundation believes that collaboration is key to the success of the philanthropic sector. As such, we are passionate about encouraging and facilitating collaboration between our charity partners as well as participating in collaborative initiatives ourselves, with other organisations undertaking life-changing work in our communities. From 2016-2018, we joined more than 8 different funding bodies - representing the State Government and philanthropic sectors - who collaborated to support a community initiative of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) known as Innovation for Community Impact (I4CI). The I4CI program focused on addressing pressing and persistent social issues facing communities in 10 regional NSW LGA's situated in the Hunter and Mid North Coast regions.

We are also part of the Hunter Corporate Collaborative (HCC), an initiative that has brought together 8 Hunter-based organisations to participate in collective community giving, knowledge-sharing and support. In early 2019, HCC provided over $100,000 in funding to assist the region's farming community as they battle with the ongoing drought. Upper Hunter Community Services (UHCS) and Singleton Neighbourhood Centre (SNC) were the two organisations who received the funding from this initiative. UHCS have established a counselling and laundry service to support families experiencing the drought, whilst SNC are delivering workshops on training in basic business and marketing operations so that participants gain the knowledge and practical skills to successfully diversify their income.

Partner Research & Publications

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

MIDAS (Modafinil in Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke) - A Randomzed, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Trial - This article was published in the Stroke Journal and was prepared by Andrew Bivard, Thomas Lillicrap, Venkatesh Krishnamurthy, Elizabeth Holliday, John Attia, Heather Pagram, Michael Nilsson, Mark Parsons, Christopher R. Levi. It outlines the methodology and outcomes of the Phase 2 Modafinil trial, the success of which resulted in the progression of the trial to Phase 3, funded by the Greater Charitable Foundation.

Air vs. Road Decision for Endovascular Clot Retrieval in a Rural Telestroke Network - This research article was published in Frontiers in Neurology online platform and was prepared by Andrew Bivard, Shyam Gangadharan, Thomas Lillicrap, Ferdinand Miteff, Pablo Garcia-Bermejo, Thomas Wellings, Billy O'Brien, James Evans, Khaled Alanati, Christopher Levi, Mark Parsons, Carlos Garcia-Esperon and Neil Spratt for the Northern NSW Telestroke Investigators.

Implementation of multimodal computed tomography in a telestroke network: Five-year experience - This research article was published in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics Journal and was prepared by Andrew Bivard, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Forde Soderhjelm Dinkelspiel, Ferdinand Miteff, Shyam Gangadharan, Thomas Wellings, Bill O'Brien, James Evans, Thomas Lillicrap, Jelle Demeestere, Mark Parsons, Christopher Levi and Neli James Scott for the NSW Telestroke Investogators.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW

Social Return on Investment - Looking at the total contribution from supporters and partners, for every $1 invested in the Learning Program, RMHC is able to return $4.50 of social and economic value.

Our Charity Partners

Meet our current charity partners, who we're working with to improve life outcomes and enhance the financial wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.