The Argus newsroom will look forward to hearing from local good causes
ARE you part of a youth group, charity or environmental group that needs our help?
On top of providing crucial news stories on important issues of the day, The Argus has access to funds to help community groups and other organisations, including projects such as neighbourhood improvements, sport and healthy living educational or cultural enrichment.
The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc, the parent company of Newsquest Media Group, which owns The Argus and other newspapers.
We value projects that bring lasting benefits to communities served by our local newspapers and websites.
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.
Typically our grants are modest sums for practical projects but we will consider awards to larger projects which deserve our backing.
We are also able to 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 about funding will be made by the trustees 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.
So if you are involved with a group or cause that you feel passionate about and
needs our help, please get in touch.
There will be newspaper stories which can raise awareness of your cause and funds from the foundation could be a major help.
Applications must be submitted on the approved application form, which can be downloaded at www.theargus.co.uk.
Any applications which do not meet our criteria or which do not follow our rules and procedures will be rejected.
The completed form and supporting document should be sent electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions on paper are not encouraged but if unavoidable, they must be sent to The Argus, Dolphin House, 2-5 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF.
Source: The Argus