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It's time to grab a Gannett Grant
THOUSANDS of pounds in cash grants is available to good causes across East Lancashire thanks to the charitable arm of the company which owns this newspaper.
The money is being made available by the Gannett Foundation, set up by Gannett Co Inc, owner of Newsquest Media Group, whose titles include the Lancashire Telegraph.
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In the past 10 years the Foundation has donated more than £4million to charities and awards have included: £10,000 towards installing life-saving difibrillators in East Lancashire schools; £21,750 to kit out Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team with waterproof clothing; buying a specially-adapted minibus for Sue Ryder Care at Bamber Bridge and funding a churchyard renovation in Nelson and a children’s sensory room in Royal Blackburn Hospital.
Other East Lancashire organisations to have been helped include: Age Concern; Action Factory, Blackburn; Nightsafe; Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team and Darwen Transport Trust.
Awards are usually made to registered charities and typically range between £5,000 and £10,000 although more modest applications will be considered and the Foundation actively encourages imaginative and ambitious projects on a bigger scale.
Grants will be aimed a helping specific projects and not be given to finance general appeals, running costs or salaries.
Applications must be made on the official UK Gannett Foundation form which can be downloaded at www.lancashire telegraph.co.uk.
Completed forms should be scanned and sent electronically in pdf format to nick.nunn @nqnw.co.uk by 5pm on Monday, September 9.
Anyone with queries should phone 01254 298381 or 01254 298299.
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