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Thousands of pounds in grants available for Cornish charities
5:13pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
THERE are only three weeks left for charities in Cornwall to land a cash jackpot of thousands of pounds, thanks to Packet Newspapers.
The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett, owner of Newsquest Media Group, which publishes regional newspapers, websites and magazines nationwide - including thePackets.
The Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local projects and organisations in areas where Newsquest operates in the UK.
It values projects that bring lasting benefits to the communities and neighbourhoods served by its 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.
Editor Paul Armstrong said: “We want to help good causes throughout the area to make their dreams come true.
“Grants are typically made for substantial projects which require and merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000.
“The trustees also consider 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, Gannett will consider single events or projects of limited duration that otherwise meet the criteria.
Applications - along with full guidelines and details on restrictions - can be downloaded below.
How to apply: To download Gannett Foundation Guidance notes and Application Form 2013 clicking the link below.
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/gannett_grants/ Applications made on any other form than the one downloadable from this page will not be accepted.
The closing date for applications is no later than September 16, 2013.
Forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Postal (hard copy / paper) applications will not be accepted.