THE St Helens Star is once again offering charities in the area the chance to apply for a Gannett grant, with between £5,000 and £10,000 on offer.
Gannett is the parent company of Newsquest, owners of the Star.
And we are again looking to support charities 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.
Acting Editor Andrew Kilmurray said: “The foundation values projects which bring lasting benefits to the community.
“While preference may be given to ideas which create a durable legacy for the community, it will consider single events or projects of limited duration that otherwise meet the criteria.
“It entertains applications of any size or ambition, though typically its grants are made for substantial projects.
“Although it will consider much more modest applications as well, it actively encourages adventurous projects on a larger scale.”
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.
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 on the approved application form, which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Any applications which do not meet the criteria or which do not follow the rules and procedures will be rejected.
The completed form and supporting document should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on September 12.
Submissions on paper will not be accepted.