COULD the Barry & District News’ parent company help your charity?

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

We provide funding to registered charities in the areas where we operate local newspapers and websites.

We support those registered charities with projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, local problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

We value projects that bring lasting benefits to communities served by our local newspapers and websites.

We entertain applications of any size or ambition, though typically our grants are made for substantial projects which require and merit awards of between £5,000 and £10,000.

We will consider modest applications, but we actively encourage adventurous projects on a larger scale.

We are able to join with other contributors to support elements of larger projects, though we prefer to fund a project entirely or which constitutes the final instalment to complete a project.

The foundation 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 with each submission.

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 on our website at

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

The completed application form and supporting documents should be sent via email to Gina Robertson, editor at by 5pm on Friday, September 12.