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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 more than 300 newspapers and more than 100 websites nationwide.
What is the Gannett Foundation Fund?
The Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local organisations in the areas where Newsquest operates in the UK. The Fund is managed by the Quartet Community Foundation.
What does the Gannett Foundation support?
The Gannett Foundation supports projects, which take a creative approach to local community needs from which a large number of people in that community benefit.
Grants should be for specified items or purposes, with detailed costings.
Grants will be for a maximum of £50,000
The Foundation gives priority to:
Projects of lasting benefit such as a specially adapted mini buses for elderly people or people with disabilities.
Projects that benefit people with special needs either through disability or disadvantage.
Sport, environment, conservation and local history projects.
Is there anything that is definitely excluded from getting a grant?
Grants will not be given to:
Organisations that are not registered charities
National or regional organisations unless the project addresses specific local community needs
Political, religious or uniformed groups
Salaries, training costs, publicity funding or general running costs
General appeals, general contribution to costs or multi-year campaigns
Medical or research organisations
School groups (excluding special needs schools)
Closing date for the 2011 grants is September 30
For any further information visit the Gannett Foundation site.