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The Gannett Foundation invites applications from registered charities that need cash for projects in Keighley district
5:00pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
Group editor Perry Austin-Clarke hands a Gannett cheque from last year’s grants to Richard Cusdin and users of Oxenhope Community Centre
Charities making a lasting difference to local communities are being urged to apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the charitable arm of the Keighley News.
The Gannett Foundation, which is operated by the US company that owns the KN, is inviting applications from registered charities that need cash for projects tackling issues in Keighley district.
Projects could include education and neighbourhood improvements, economic or youth development, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.
Gannett awarded £328,577 to 38 organisations across the newspaper group’s circulation area last year.
Recipients locally included the Manorlands Sue Ryder hospice at Oxenhope, which received £6,990 towards buying specialised beds; St Ives Riding for the Disabled at Harden, which was awarded £9,278 to extend its service to more severely disabled people, and Oxenhope Community Association, which was given £10,000 for a refurbishment to secure the building’s future.
Typically, grants are given for substantial projects that require and merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000 and, although preference may be given to ideas that create a durable legacy for their community, single events or projects of limited duration will also be considered.
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, oversight and financial responsibility.
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, which can be downloaded at the telegraphand-argus.co.uk/foundation web page.
Any group without Internet access can contact Sue Bains on 01274 705228 to request an application form.
Completed applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Peter Orme, Managing/Communities Editor, Telegraph & Argus, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1JR by September 27 2013.
Any received after that date will not be considered, and any applications that do not meet the criteria or do not follow our rules and procedures will be rejected.
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