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Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation is a proud partner of the Newcastle Region Library’s “Ten Minutes a Day” early literacy program.

The Foundation has supported the establishment of the “Ten Minutes a Day” program in the Hunter, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers and New England regions. The Foundation values the importance of early literacy and believes that reading for just 10 minutes a day to a child is a wonderful investment in their future.

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation was established in August 2004, marking Newcastle Permanent Building Society’s 100th anniversary, as a gift to thank the community for its long-term support.

The Foundation offers funding for projects, initiatives and causes that might otherwise not exist or be realised because of a lack of funding in the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers and New England regions. Approximately $1 million in grants are distributed to not-for-profit community organisations each year, and it is anticipated this level of support will grow over time.


More information

For more information about how the Foundation can assist your community organisation, visit Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, call 13 19 87 or visit a Newcastle Permanent branch.