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Charities still have time to secure a grant from The Packet
4:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Now is the last chance for charities in Cornwall to land a cash jackpot of thousands of pounds through Packet Newspapers and the Gannett Foundation.
The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett, owner of Newsquest Media Group, which publishes regional newspapers, – including the Packets.
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.
Packet editor Paul Armstrong said: “We want to help charitable organisation 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.
“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.
Application forms, along with full Gannett Foundation Guidance notes and details on restrictions, can be downloaded at thepacket.co.uk/gannett_grants Applications submitted other than on the downloadable form will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is Monday, September 16, 2013.
Completed forms must be emailed to the editor firstname.lastname@example.org
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