Gannett Foundation 2013

Surrey Comet: Gannett Foundation

Entry for Gannett Foundation 2012 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has entered.

If you have any queries about the foundation or your application please email or contact us by post at:

Surrey Comet: gannett.jpg Registered charities have been 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 more than 300 newspapers and more than 100 websites nationwide including the Your Local Guardian series, Richmond & Twickenham Times, the Surrey Comet and all of their affiliated websites.

What is the Gannett Foundation Fund?

We provide funding to registered charities in the areas where we operate local newspapers and websites.

We support those registered charities with projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, local problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

We value projects that bring lasting benefits to communities served by our local newspapers and websites. While preference may 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.

Typically our grants are made for substantial projects which require and merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000. We will also entertain 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, though we prefer to be in a position of making a final donation to complete a project. Decisions in respect of the value of the funding will be made by the trustees and based on the evidence submitted.

The foundation will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, foresight and financial responsibility. As a prerequisite, the submission of copies of the charity’s most recent financial accounts are required. In addition, any supporting materials and further details concerning the overall aims of the charity should be included with each submission.

Each nomination will be judged on its own merits at the absolute discretion of the trustees, whose decision is final. Applications must be submitted electronically on the approved application form, which can be downloaded using the link below. Any applications which do not meet our criteria or which do not follow our rules and procedures will be rejected.


• 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
- Individuals
- animal charities
- political or religious organisations
- state or privately run schools (other than special needs)
- hospitals (other than hospices)

Surrey Comet: Gannett

Please note the deadline has passed and applications are now CLOSED for this year. We will notify the winners in due course!

How do I apply?

Download an application form here

The completed form and supporting documents should be sent via email to

If you are having trouble downloading the form, you can also obtain one by emailing

The closing date for nominations for a Gannett grant is Friday, September 13, 2013. Please note that there will be no extensions to this date.

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