GANNETT FOUNDATION 2016
Registered charities are invited to apply for a grant from the Gannett Foundation
What is the Gannett Foundation?
The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of the Gannett Co. Inc, owner of the Newsquest Media Group, publishers of newspapers and websites nationwide, including this one.
What is the Gannett Foundation Fund?
The Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local projects and organisations in areas where Newsquest operates. In the last 10 years alone, the Gannett Foundation has made grants in the UK totalling nearly £4 million.
We value practical and creative projects that bring lasting benefits to the communities and neighbourhoods served by our newspapers and online audience.
Previous grant recipients: Epsom Hospital Sensory Pain Distraction Unit READ MORE »
That includes schemes for neighbourhood improvement and local problem-solving, economic development, youth development, education and cultural enrichment, care of the elderly or infirm, help for the disadvantaged or disabled, and environmental conservation.
We particularly invite clearly reasoned applications asking for specific items of equipment or materials. Most of our applications are for relatively modest sums meeting every-day needs, but we will consider worthwhile projects on a bigger scale. And we are also able to join with other contributors to support elements of more ambitious projects. While preference will 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.
Each year we choose a special theme and encourage relevant applications. The needs of rural communities is the chosen theme for 2016. But of course we will give equal consideration to all other applications we receive that meet our general 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 objectives
• state or privately run schools (other than special needs) or hospitals (other than hospices)
Previous grant recipients: Home Start Wandsworth cookery classes READ MORE »