FUNDING is being made available to worthy causes from the owners of the Hereford Times.

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., the parent company of Newsquest Media Group which is one of the UK’s largest publishers and owners of the HT.

The foundation provides funding to registered charities in the areas where it has newspapers and supports those registered charities with projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as neighbourhood improvements, local problem-solving, economic development, youth enterprise, sport and healthy living, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people and educational or cultural enrichment.

The foundation entertains applications of any size or ambition. Typically the grants are modest sums for practical projects, but awards to larger projects are also considered.

The foundation is also able to join with other contributors to support elements of larger projects.

Projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility are favoured and, as a prerequisite, the submission of 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.

Applications must be submitted on the approved application form, which can be downloaded via