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Bid for a community grant from Gannett Foundation
REGISTERED charities will have the chance to secure grants of up to £10,000 thanks to The Gannett Foundation.
Each year the foundation, which supports charitable projects across the UK in the regions covered by Newsquest newspapers, including the Gazette & Herald, awards grants of up to £10,000 to various charities.
Among those to get a grant last year was Appleton-le-Moors Village Hall.
A spokesperson for the foundation said: “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 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 in respect of the value of the funding will be made by the trustees and based on the evidence submitted.”
All registered charities are encouraged to apply for the grants from the foundation, which is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., the parent company of Newsquest Media Group.
The project supports charities with projects which tackle 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.
The foundation will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility.
To apply and view the full terms and conditions, visit www.gazetteherald.co.uk/gannett
The application form can be downloaded online and should be completed along with the supporting document and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions made on paper should be sent to Paula Homer, Gazette & Herald, 76-86 Walmgate, York, YO1 9YN, before the closing date of Friday, September 13.
Villagers celebrate hall’s improvements
VISITORS to Appleton-le-Moors Village Hall can look forward to improved facilities thanks to a grant from the Gannett Foundation – the charitable arm of the Gazette & Herald’s parent company.
The village hall committee received £2,182 to improve the kitchen area and provide additional tables.
Secretary Jim Hall said the hall was the hub of Appleton-le-Moors and used by a number of groups including the youth club, history group and Women’s Institute, as well as having a licence for 110 people.
“Large community events are also held there including the village’s annual barbecue, drama productions, exhibitions and a summer fete,” he said.
“Many users of the hall had expressed a wish to have better washing-up facilities and many of the original tables were also showing their age and needed replacing.”
Mr Hall said the grant had enabled the committee to install a larger double sink along with five collapsible tables.
“We are delighted that we have been able to carry out these improvements. They are very practical items and also very essential for the functioning of the village hall.”
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