Gannett Foundation – apply by 18 October 2019

Gannett Foundation UK invites applications for funding for practical and creative projects that bring lasting benefits to communities and neighbourhoods.

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of the parent company that owns the Richmond and Twickenham Times.  In 2018 they awarded grants ranging from £1,000 to £9,000 to registered charities.  This year the focus is on receiving applications for ‘relatively modest sums’ that meet every day needs.  It ‘will favour’ projects that show good planning, oversight and financial responsibility.

Funding could be for 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.

The Foundation seeks ‘clearly reasoned’ applications that ask for specific items of equipment or materials. They will also join with other contributors to support elements of more ambitious projects which create a tangible and durable benefit.  The Foundation will consider single events, performances or other projects of limited duration that otherwise meet the criteria.

Applications can be made electronically by downloading their 2018 form  – the information required and guidance is the same, although the deadline is different.  Completed forms should be emailed to will.harrison@newsquest.co.uk.

Anyone unable to email an application can post a hard copy to Gannett Grants, Newsquest Floor 9 Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, SM2 5AS.

The closing date for applications is the 18th October 2019.

More information can be found at www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/gannettfoundation.