The Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local registered charities in the areas where Newsquest operates in the UK. Grants are available within its circulation area only.
The Foundation values practical and creative projects that bring lasting benefits to the communities and neighbourhoods served by its newspapers and online audience. This includes schemes for neighbourhood improvement and local problem solving, economic development, youth development, education and cultural enrichment, care of the elderly or infirm, help for the disadvantaged or disabled, and environmental conservation.
The Foundation particularly invites clearly reasoned applications asking for specific items of equipment or materials. Most applications are for relatively modest sums meeting every-day needs, and that will be the special focus in 2019.
The Foundation is also able to join with other contributors to support elements of more ambitious projects.
While preference will be given to ideas which create a durable legacy for the community, single events or projects of limited duration that otherwise meet the Foundation’s criteria will be considered.
The application form with more details can be found here – Gannett Foundation UK 2019 Application Form
Applications can be send to any newsquest newspaper in Scotland – http://www.newsquest.co.uk/our-titles/location/scotland/