ARE you a good cause looking for a little financial help?

The Hereford Times may be able to help you.

We are again inviting applications for our popular Gannett Foundation Awards.

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett, the parent company of Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK's largest publishers and owner of the Hereford Times.

Last year we handed over £1,475 to Breast Cancer Haven in St Owen's Street, Hereford.

The charity used the money to buy portable therapy beds and screens, which helped it extend its free services to people affected by breast cancer.

Our awards support those registered charities with projects that 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, care of the elderly, environmental conservation, and educational or cultural enrichment.

While preference may be given to ideas which create a durable legacy for the community, we will consider single events or projects of limited duration that otherwise meet our criteria.

Typically our grants are modest sums for practical projects.

The trustees will favour projects that demonstrate good planning, oversight and financial responsibility.

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.

Each nomination will be judged on its own merits at the absolute discretion of the trustees, whose decision is final. Applications must be submitted on the approved application form, which can be downloaded onto your computer using the link below. It contains further information about eligibility.

Any applications which do not meet the criteria or which do not follow the rules and procedures will be rejected.

The completed form and supporting document should be sent by email to Hereford Times editor John Wilson: john.wilson@newsquest.co.uk. In exceptional cases printed submissions can be sent to John Wilson, Editor, Hereford Times, Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9UJ.

Applications must arrive by noon on Monday, October 18, 2019.

Decisions on successful applications are likely to be announced at the end of 2019 and will be publicised by the Hereford Times in print, online and on social media (you can also search for #gannettgrantsjw on Twitter and Facebook). We are unable to accept queries seeking more exact details of announcement times.

Gannett Grants application form 2019.docx