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Twenty organisation across the Hunter region will benefit from NCIG’s Community Support Program, as the organisation announced the successful recipients of the final round of funding for 2017.

Announced at an informal presentation in mid November, the community and not-for-profit groups range from grass-roots sporting clubs, university education programs, large scale community events, and the arts and environmental initiatives.

Over sixty people attended the announcement onsite at NCIG, with each community group having the chance to hear from all the successful recipients from the October round.

Robert Baker from the Charlestown City Blues Football Club said they were delighted to receive funding for the purchase of dedicated training equipment for their junior football teams.

“For many years we have not been able to purchase training equipment for our junior teams because much of the funds we raise have gone towards our senior divisions. But now thanks to the funds provided by NCIG, we will now be able to purchase full training sets consisting of portable goals, training mannequins and cones for each youth side. We’re so thrilled!” Mr Baker said.

NCIG CEO Aaron Johansen said the Community Support Program is aimed at supporting organisations who provide invaluable services to the Hunter community.

“We are delighted to support organisations that play such an important role in the wellbeing of so many people in the Hunter region.

“Many of the organisations we support are manned by volunteers and it’s heart-warming to know that our support directly benefits their vision and their community,” Mr Johansen said.

The NCIG Community Support Program has provided over $1 million in funding to not-for-profit and community groups for projects and events since 2010. The program is run bi-annually in March and September each year.

The September 2017 beneficiaries include:

Dudley Redhead Football Club - Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Services - Soul Café - Hunter Simbas Football Club - Rotary Club of Newcastle - Hunter Youth Mentor Collaborative - Waratah Mayfield District Cricket Club - Wandiyali - Stockton Women's Bowling Club - Newcastle Youth Orchestra - The Mission to Seafarers Newcastle - Stockton Junior Cricket Club - Charlestown City Blues FC - Hunter Region Botanical Gardens - West Wallsend Senior FC - Hunter Bible Church (Lambton Carols in the Park) - Hunter Hurricanes Water Polo - University of Newcastle SMART project - Stockton Sharks Junior FC - Beresfield United Soccer Club

Congratulations to all our beneficiaries!

The next Community Support Program round will be open for applications in March 2018. Interested organisations wishing to apply should keep an eye out on this website!  

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