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Grants are up for grabs in district
8:00am Friday 31st August 2012 in Keighley
Local charities are being urged to apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the Gannett Foundation.
Charities which make a lasting difference to communities in the Bradford district can 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 Keighley News, is inviting applications from registered charities which need money for projects tackling issues in the district.
The projects could include education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.
Typically, grants are given for substantial projects which merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000 and, although preference may be given to ideas which 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, over-sight and financial responsibility. As a pre-requisite, the submission of copies of the charity's most recent financial accounts is required.
In addition, any supporting materials and further details concerning the 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 keighley news.co.uk.
Any applications which do not meet the criteria or which do not follow our rules and procedures will be rejected.
Completed applications should be sent to Peter Orme, by e-mail only at peter.orme @telegraphandargus.co.uk.