Reading my local paper last week I came across an article
titled, ‘Could you use a Gannett grant? Which
made me think, how can I use this to help our customers locally? So I did a bit of research to find out more. It turns out it is not just available to my
local area, but is nationwide!
The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co,
Inc. owner of Newsquest Media group, who publish regional newspapers, websites
& magazines. The Gannett Foundation
provides funding to support local projects and organisations in areas where
Newsquest operates throughout the UK and over the past 10 years have made
grants in the UK totalling more than £4m.
The Gannett Foundation supports projects which take a
creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighbourhood
improvements, economic development, youth development, local problem solving,
assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and
The Gannett Foundation value projects that bring lasting
benefits to communities served by Newsquest newspapers. While preference
may be given to ideas which create a durable legacy for the community, they
will consider single events or projects of limited duration that otherwise
meets their criteria. Usually their
grants are made for substantial projects which require and merit awards of
between £5,000 and £10,000.
To find out if your not for profit organisation or charity
are eligible to apply for a Gannett Grant, firstly, visit Newsquest’s website
to see whether they operate in your area, then check you fulfil their criteria. If you meet all the appropriate criteria,
then download the application
form and get applying today! Hurry,
don’t miss out the closing date is 7th September 2012.
If you would like any further information or assistance
regarding the Gannett Grant scheme, please contact the Marketing Team.
In : Grants
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