Download the application here

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds is once again up for grabs from the owners of the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser.

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co, Inc - owner of Newsquest Media Group (publisher of the Basingstoke Gazette and the Andvoer Advertiser).

Each year, the Gannett Foundation provides funding to support local projects and organisations in areas where Newsquest operates. In the last 10 years alone, the Gannett Foundation has made grants in the UK alone totalling nearly £4 million.

Applications for this year’s round of funding are now open.


You can find the form to download on the link at the top of this article.

Applications must be sent initially to the Head of News of the above titles, Katie French, by no later than noon on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Please complete the questionnaire (available to download online, above) and return it electronically to, together with scanned electronic copies of any supporting documents.

If you need more space to answer our questions, please attach a detailed proposal on no more than two pages.


Applicants must be registered charities.

Applicants must not have received a grant from us within the last two years.

We will NOT fund: - salaries, professional fees or day-to-day running or maintenance costs; - general appeals as opposed to specific projects; - projects that do not bring benefits to our local communities; - political or religious objectives; - state or privately run schools (other than special needs) or hospitals (other than hospices); - Community Interest Companies that are not registered charities.

We will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility. You must supply copies of your most recent accounts (where required by the Charities Commission) or other appropriate financial information, together with any supporting materials and details of your organisation’s managing committee.