Last chance for charities to bid for vital funding
12:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Latest News
THE deadline for charitable groups across Swindon who want to be in with a chance to cash in on thousands of pounds worth of grants is tomorrow.
The Gannett Foundation Fund, the charitable arm of the Adver’s parent company Newsquest, supports non-profit-making groups and is now inviting applications for grants of between £1,000 and £50,000.
The foundation supports registered charities with projects that take a creative approach to issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth work, local problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.
It values projects that bring lasting benefits to communities.
While preference may be given to ideas that create a durable legacy, it will consider projects of limited duration.
All applicants must be registered charities and the foundation will not consider any group that has received a grant from it within the past two years.
Grants will not be given to fund salaries and running costs, appeals as opposed to specific projects, or to promote political or religious groups.
Projects must also bring benefits to the community, schools or hospitals.
Each nomination will be judged on its own merits. The trustees’ decision is final.
All submissions must be completed using the approved application form, which can be downloaded from the website swindonadvertiser.co.uk.
The completed form and supporting document should be sent via email to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday, September 20.
Submissions on paper must be sent to the Editor, Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE.