MSN Refugee Students Education Awards to continue in 2020

MSN Refugee Students Education Awards to continue in 2020
Graham Batten of NPCF presents the grant to Jon Chin.

On 5 December Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation (NPCF) announced 12 new grants, totalling more than $700,000 to support community initiatives addressing issues of disadvantage across its key focus areas of health, social well-being and young people. And with these grants the Charitable Foundation celebrates a milestone of providing more than $20 million for charitable initiatives in regional NSW.

We are honoured that Mentor Support Network was one of those 12 recipients.A grant of $34,000 will support a 2020 offering of the MSN Refugee Student Education Awards.As in 2019 (also supported by NPCF) ten awards will be offered in 2020.Each award comprises a scholarship of $2000, career development support and a 13- week mentoring program.

As NPCF Chair Phil Neat, said:

“Each of these grants represents a valuable community partnership, built on our shared mission to address important social issues by supporting innovative and resourceful initiatives from non-profit organisations operating in regional NSW.”

Please see additional information on the MSN program along with guidelines and an application form.

Applications are due by 17 January 2020.

While many of those who volunteered as mentors in the 2019 program will be continuing we are seeking several more volunteer mentors to join the 2020 program.If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

Thanks also to Northern Settlement Services for their ongoing support and assistance with the program.