Community Action Grants from Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co, Inc. owner of Newsquest Media Group, which publishes regional and local newspapers, websites and magazines across the UK.

The foundation awards grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to charities that “make a lasting difference to communities” within the circulation and/or production area of the 300 Newsquest titles.

Production areas for Scotland are:

  • Borders
  • Dunfermline
  • Peebleshire
  • Central Fife
  • East Lothian
  • Alloa and Hillfoots
  • Greenock
  • Barrhead
  • Dumbarton
  • Helensburgh
  • Clydebank
  • Renfrewshire
  • North Ayrshire

The funding is intended to support one-off local activities or capital items that benefit a large number of local residents. Grants cannot be provided for salaries, professional fees or day-to-day running or maintenance costs, general appeals, political or religious objectives, state or privately run schools (other than special needs), hospitals (other than hospices) or projects that do not bring benefits to the local community

The deadline for applications is 9 October 2017 (5pm)

Applications should be made directly to the local publisher. Visit the main website for contact details:

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