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Gannett Foundation - application for a grant.
The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co, Inc. owner of Newsquest Media group, which publishes regional newspapers, websites and magazines nationwide. The Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local projects and organisations in areas where Newsquest operates in the UK. The funds are managed by the Quartet Community Foundation.
In the last 10 years, the Gannett Foundation has made grants in the UK totalling more than £4 million.
We value projects that bring lasting benefits to the communities and neighbourhoods served by our newspapers. That includes schemes for neighbourhood improvement and local problem-solving, economic development, youth development, education and cultural creativity, help for the disadvantaged or disabled and environmental conservation.
Typically our grants are made for substantial projects which require and merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000. We will of course also entertain more modest applications, but we actively encourage imaginative and ambitious projects on a bigger scale. And we are also able to join with other contributors to support elements of larger projects.
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.
• Applicants must be registered charities
• Applicants must not have received a grant from us within the last two years
We will NOT fund:
- salaries, professional fees or day-to-day running or maintenance costs
- general appeals as opposed to specific projects
- projects that do not bring benefits to local communities
- political or religious organisations
- state or privately run schools (other than special needs) or hospitals (other than hospices)
We will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility. You must supply copies of your most recent accounts (where required by the Charities Commission) or other appropriate financial information, together with any supporting materials and details of your organisation’s managing committee. The actual use of all grants will be monitored by the relevant local newspaper editor, to whom successful applicants must report within 12 months of the grant.