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£10,000 available for local charities
11:55am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
CHARITIES still have time to register for the chance to secure a grant of up to £10,000 with The Gannett Foundation.
Projects that promise long-term benefits for their communities could be in line for the cash support from the foundation, which is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc, the parent company of Newsquest Media Group, which is the owner of The Press.
The closing date for applications is Friday, September 13.
Charities which have previously benefited include York Citizens Advice Bureau. It received £9,430 in 2011, which the chief executive George Vickers at the time said would go towards putting hubs at Haxby Road and Clifton children’s centres.
Brunswick Organic Nursery, in Bishopthorpe, which works with adults who have learning difficulties, was awarded £9,550 to buy equipment to help train people to work as gardeners in the community.
The foundation supports charities with projects which tackle issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, local-problem solving, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.
A foundation spokesman said: “We value projects that bring lasting benefits to communities served by our local newspapers and websites.
“While preference may be given to ideas which create a durable legacy for the community, we will consider single events or projects of limited duration that otherwise meet our criteria.
Decisions in respect of the value of the funding will be made by the trustees and based on the evidence submitted.”
Appleton-le-Moors village hall, on the North York Moors near Kirkbymoorside, also previously secured a grant from the foundation. Committee members used the £2,182 to buy new kitchen equipment and lighting for the hall.
To apply or for more details visit http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/gannett
The application form can be downloaded online and should be completed along with the supporting document and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions in writing should be sent to Paula Homer, The Press, 76-86 Walmgate, York YO1 9YN before the closing date on Friday, September, 13.