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Do you know a group that would like a £10,000 grant?
2:56pm Friday 31st August 2012 in Local news
Charities are 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 Ilkley Gazette and Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer.
The Gannett Foundation, which is operated by the US company that owns the two local papers, is inviting applications from registered charities which need cash for projects tackling issues in the district.
The projects could include education and neigh-bourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environ-mental conservation and cultural enrichment.
Typically, grants are given for substantial projects which require and 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 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 either ilkleygazette.co.uk or wharfedaleobserver.co.uk by clicking on the link at end of this story or searching for ‘gannett grants’.
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 T&A communities editor Peter Orme, by e-mail only, at email@example.com by Friday, September 28.