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Cheshire charities invited to stake a claim for share of Gannett cash
8:10am Wednesday 29th August 2012 in News
CHESHIRE charities are invited to stake a claim for funding from the Gannett Foundation.
The cash has been put up by an arm of Gannett Co Inc, the American publishing giant that owns the Guardian's parent company, Newsquest Mediagroup.
It supports projects that take a creative approach to community needs from which a large number of people benefit.
Priority is given to projects of lasting benefit to the community, such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, local problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.
Modest applications will be considered, but the board of grant trustees actively encourage imaginative and ambitious projects on a bigger scale. Among those not eligible for funding are:
- Organisations that are not registered charities;
- National or regional organisations unless the project addresses specific local community needs;
- Political, religious or uniformed groups;
- Multi-year campaigns, animal charities or school groups (excluding special needs schools).
If an applicant has received a grant in the past two years they are not eligible for a grant this time around. Over the last 10 years, the Gannett Foundation has made grants in the UK totalling more than £4 million.
- For an application form, write to: Gannett grants, Mid-Cheshire Guardian, 3 Theatre Court, London Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 5HB, telephone 01606 813600 or click on the link below to download a form.
A full list of guidelines will be sent with the application form. The deadline for applications has been extended until Friday, September 28. Any applications which do not meet the judging panel's criteria will be rejected.