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There’s still time to apply for Gannett Foundation grants
THERE is still time for registered charities in York to apply to The Press for grants of up to £10,000.
The Gannett Foundation, which supports good causes in regions of the UK covered by Newsquest newspapers, including The Press, is accepting applications for 2012 until September 14.
A spokesman for the foundation said: “We support those registered charities with 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 cultural enrichment.
“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. Typically our grants are made for substantial projects which require and merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000.
“We will also entertain more modest applications, but we actively encourage imaginative and ambitious projects on a bigger scale. We are also able to join with other contributors to support elements of larger projects, though we prefer to be in a position of making a final donation to complete a project. Decisions in respect of the value of the funding will be made by the trustees and based on the evidence submitted.”
The foundation will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility.
Last year York Citizens Advice Bureau was awarded £9,430 to establish information hubs in two York children’s centres, and Brunswick Organic Nursery, which works with adults with learning disabilities from its base in Bishopthorpe , was awarded £9,550 to purchase equipment for their DIGS team training people to work in the community as gardeners.
Other local charities which have benefited in the past include York Blind And Partially Sighted Society, which received £2,231 from the foundation to help it buy new equipment, and York Boxing Club and Young People’s Fitness Centre in Layerthorpe, which was given £5,000 to develop its work.
To apply and to view full terms and conditions, visit www.yorkpress.co.uk/gannett
The completed form and supporting document should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submissions on paper must be sent to Paula Homer, 76-86 Walmgate, York, YO1 9YN by 5pm on September 14.
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