APPLICATIONS are once again being accepted for grants from the The Gannett Foundation.

Charities can apply for money to help them deliver projects which make a difference in their community.

Grants are given by The Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., the parent company of Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK’s largest publishers and owners of this newspaper.

A Gannett Foundation spokesman said: "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, sport and healthy living, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, care of the elderly, environmental conservation, and educational or cultural enrichment.

"We value projects that bring lasting benefits to communities served by our newspapers. 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 modest sums for practical projects, but we will consider awards to larger projects which deserve our backing."

Copies of the charity’s most recent financial accounts are required along with the application form and details of the overall aims of the charity.

Download the application form here: Gannett Foundation UK 2019 Application Form.docx

The deadline is 5pm on Friday, October 18, 2019. Only applications sent by email will be considered. Please don't post your application.