THE Hereford Times is giving local charities the chance to share in a £125,000 cash giveaway.

Our parent company’s charitable arm, the Gannett Foundation, is providing the money to support local charities across the country, and we are delighted to have a £20,000 portion to give away in our area.

Now we want YOU to decide where the money should be spent.

We are asking readers to nominate their favourite local charities to be considered for a grant. Good causes may also nominate themselves.

Making a nomination couldn’t be easier – just visit www.herefordtimes.com/readerschoice and fill in your nomination form.

Or you can write to us, confirming the name and address of the charity you’d like to nominate and why to: Readers’ Choice Cash For Charity Nominations, Stirling House, Suite 23, Centenary Park, Skylon Central, Hereford HR2 6FJ by the closing date of Sunday, October 3, 2021

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Once all nominations have been received, the editor will select eight of the most popular local charities to be featured in this year’s grants scheme.

We’re then going to put the power to allocate the cash back into the hands of our readers – for four weeks they will be invited to collect tokens from the Hereford Times which can then be sent to collection points across our region or posted.

Each token collected will be used to allocate cash to the nominated charity – so if your favourite charity collects half of all the tokens collected, it will receive half of the £20,000!

The Hereford Times has already helped several good causes with Gannett Foundation money over several years.

In 2020 we gave £2,500 to ECHO, which works to improve the lives of disabled people. It spent the grant on improvements at the Priory Centre, Leominster.

In 2019 we gave £1,475 to Breast Cancer Haven to buy equipment for women dealing with cancer.

Terms and conditions

Newsquest terms and conditions will apply where relevant to the grants process; please visit www.newsquest.co.uk/prize-competition-rules. Personal data will be used by Newsquest and its agents solely for the administration of the grants process and will not be shared with any third party; our general privacy notice is at: www.newsquest.co.uk/privacy-policy. This campaign will be published in multiple Newsquest publications across this Newsquest region. The eight charities chosen by the local editorial panel will be voted for by our readers. The value of the grant awarded to each of the eight charities will be calculated pro rata according to their share of the vote. Only original voting coupons will be accepted, no photocopies. The cash grants will be sent by BACS transfer. Grants are conditional on completion of the relevant project and a successful nominee charity may be required to evidence its use of the grant. The top eight charities selected for the vote will be contacted to provide additional information for entry into the readers’ vote; should this information not be provided within the timescale provided then the editorial panel will select an alternative charity. The charity must be registered with the Charities Commission and have not received a grant from the Gannett Foundation in the last two years.