Newcrest opens second round of
Beyond the Curve
Newcrest’s Fundraising Beyond the Curve program has opened for a second round, providing Cabonne’s charities, not-for-profit organisations and associations whose fundraising revenue has been impacted by COVID-19 with the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $1,000.
The initiative is part of the Newcrest Community Support Fund established to assist host communities with the challenges associated with COVID-19.
The first round of funding, which was open in early 2021, provided support to 42 organisations including charities, sporting organisations and school P&Cs.
The program will continue to be administered by Central NSW Business HQ with a revised application form in place to streamline the process.
All applicants will also receive resources around digital enablement, as well as identifying alternative revenue streams such as digital fundraising activities to assist organisations with future fundraising strategies.
Central NSW Business HQ Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Doyle said it is a great opportunity to provide support to community organisations who have faced challenges with fundraising due to COVID-19.
“Community organisations are the heart of our community and provide many valuable services across Blayney, Cabonne and Orange,” Mr Doyle said.
“There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on charities and not-for-profit sectors over the past 18 months.
“Many of their revenue streams have simply stopped and the Newcrest Fundraising Beyond the Curve grants are a great way to provide an injection of funds to help them restart their fundraising activities.”
Cadia Valley Operations General Manager, Aaron Brannigan said the funding would provide a much needed boost to support the local community organisations.
“The funding is designed to provide a hand up to local community groups. Organisations can apply for funding to assist with digital enablement, COVID-19 compliance, equipment, infrastructure or to assist organisations to restart their fundraising strategies,” Mr Brannigan said.
“The grants will also have a flow on effect to the local business community, with organisations having to spend the funds at businesses or suppliers in the Blayney, Cabonne or Orange local government areas.”
Charities, not-for-profit organisations, and associations in the Orange, Blayney and Cabonne local government areas can apply.
Applications close on January 31, 2022 or when funding is exhausted.
Previous recipients are not eligible to apply.