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Win a £10,000 grant for your charity with the The Gannett Foundation and Watford Observer
10:50am Friday 9th August 2013 in News
It's that time of year again when the Watford Observer begins its search for deserving causes to benefit from a generous cash donation for a special initiative.
The money the newspaper gives comes from The Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., the parent company of Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK’s largest publishers, and owners of the Watford Observer.
We support those registered charities with projects which take a creative approach to fundamental 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.
We value projects that bring lasting benefits to our community. 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 entertain applications of any size or ambition, though typically our grants are made for substantial projects which require and merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000.
We will consider much more modest applications as well, but we actively encourage adventurous projects on a larger scale.
We can 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.
The foundation will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility. As a prerequisite, 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 online on the approved application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/gannett
Any application that does not meet our criteria or which do not follow our rules and procedures will be rejected.
The completed form and supporting documents should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 16.
For further information contact Editorial Manager Frazer Ansell on 01923 216294 or email him at email@example.com.
This is a big year for the Watford Observer as we celebrate 150 years at the heart of the community – get your application in now to help us make it a big year for you too.
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