Captain Starlight will continue to visit sick children at the Armidale hospital thanks to a share in $1 million of new funding.
Greater Charitable Foundation’s funding will benefit seven new charity partners as well as continuing funding for Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Clontarf Foundation received $175,000 for an in school re-engagement program for at-risk, indigenous male students in various regional NSW including the New England.
Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia received $300,000 for the Captain Starlight program at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital and the Starlight Connection program throughout regional NSW over two years.
Funding will also support the creation of Livewire in-hospital workshops and the production of a nationwide Livewire Magazine.
Foundation chief executive Anne Long said all the projects funded would broadly benefit local communities in NSW but specifically people needing mental health support, indigenous youth, people impacted by cancer, disadvantaged young people, seriously ill kids in hospital and people in unpaid carers.
She said that an important part of the Foundation’s support for its partners and the community, was co-ordinating opportunities for Greater Bank staff to volunteer with those partners to provide even more support.
“The Greater Charitable Foundation provides significant funding to its charity partners over an extended period of time,” Ms Long said.
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