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Good causes from East Lancs can apply for cash grants
2:52pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
GOOD causes have less than a fortnight left to apply for cash grants from the charitable arm of the company which owns the Lancashire Telegraph.
Thousands of pounds are being made available by the Gannett Foundation, set up by Gannett Co Inc, owner of Newsquest Media Group, whose titles include this newspaper.
More than £4million has been given to charities by the Foundation over the past 10 years and in Lancashire, donations have included £24,000 for a new minibus for Sue Ryder Care, Bamber Bridge, which helps people with serious medical conditions; £21,750 towards waterproof clothing for the Burnley and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team; £10,000 to buy life-saving defibrillators for primary schools; and £5,000 to equip a children’s sensory room at Royal Blackburn Hospital. 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 also actively encourages imaginative and ambitious projects on a bigger scale.
Grants will be aimed at 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 from the Lancashire Telegraph website at tinyurl.com/gannett-grants.
Completed forms should then be scanned and sent electronically in pdf format to nick.nunn @nqnw.co.uk by 5pm on Monday, September 9. Extra material can be posted to Nick Nunn, Gannett Grants, Lancashire Telegraph, High Street, Blackburn BB1 1HT. Anyone with further queries should call 01254 298381 or 01254 298299.
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