GANNETT FOUNDATION 2015
Successful applicants will be contacted after judging has been completed
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 this one.
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 neighbourhood improvements, local problem-solving, economic development, youth enterprise, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, care of the elderly, environmental conservation, and educational or cultural enrichment.
2013 grant recipients: Wandsworth charity Share Community
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.
We entertain applications of any size or ambition. Typically our grants are modest sums for practical projects, but we frequently award sums of £10,000 or more to larger projects which deserve our backing. We are able to join with other contributors to support elements of larger projects, though we prefer to be in a position of making a donation which will fund a project entirely or which constitutes the final instalment to complete a project. Decisions about funding will be made by the trustees based on the evidence submitted.
The Foundation will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight 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 on the approved application form. 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
• animal charities
• political or religious organisations
• state or privately run schools (other than special needs)
• hospitals (other than hospices)