WE are giving local charities the chance to take part in a huge £16,000 giveaway.
It could be that you volunteer or work for a charity, or you might just want to support your favorite local good cause by nominating them for a share of the money.
Nominating couldn’t be simpler – simply log on to theargus.co.uk/readerschoice and fill in your nomination form.
You can also write to us, confirming the name and address of the charity you wish to nominate and the reason, to: Readers’ Choice Cash For Charity Nominations, Echo house, Howard’s Chase, Basildon, Essex SS14 3BE by the closing date on Sunday 11 September 2022.
Once all nominations have been received, Arron Hendy, Editor of The Argus, will select ten of the most deserving local charities to be featured in this year’s grant programme.
Then we put the authority to allocate the money back into your hands – for four weeks we invite readers to collect tokens from our newspapers, which can then be sent to collection points in our region or sent by post.
Each token collected will be used to allocate cash to the nominated charity – so if your favorite cause collects 50 per cent of all tokens collected, they will receive 50 per cent of the £16,000.
Last year, Rockinghorse Children’s Charity was thrilled to receive £1,901.84 from the Gannett Cash for Charities scheme.
Sharon Gearing, Rockinghorse’s Trusts Fundraising Manager, said, “Rockinghorse will use this funding to provide a range of services that support the mental health of ailing children and young people with chronic health conditions.
“This includes emotional support for children with cancer, mindfulness sessions, trauma-related yoga, ocean swimming and feel-good days in the forest.
“Supporting young people who are suffering emotionally now is so important to combating and reducing long-term mental health damage.
“Giving children and young people tools to help them manage anxiety and low mood will make a real and lasting difference in emotionally managing their illness, both now and in the future.
“So thank you to everyone who voted for Rockinghorse to receive funding, it’s really going to make a difference for so many young people.”
The Sussex MS Center raised £2597.14 last year and chose to spend the money on a variety of devices for its customers.
Emily-Jane Stuttard, Director of the Center said: “We were so pleased and surprised to have received such a generous grant from the Gannett Foundation for our library project.
“The Center has longed for a comprehensive lending library specializing in MS for many years, so this is the answer to our prayers.
“Thank you to all the good people who saved Argus vouchers for us. It means too much to have community support.”
This year £16,000 in cash will be provided by our parent company’s charity, the Gannett Foundation.
It will donate £128,000 to charities across the country.
Please note that the following applies to all scholarships:
- Applicants must be registered charities
- Applicants must not have received a scholarship from us in the last two years
- Preference is given to projects that support those in our communities who are overlooked or underserved.
No grants are awarded for:
- Salaries, honoraria, or ongoing running or maintenance expenses of the charity (however, this does not exclude such expenses where essential to a particular project)
- General calls as opposed to specific projects or pieces of equipment
- Projects that do not benefit our local communities
- Political or religious goals or projects that discriminate in favor of certain ethnic or religious groups (however, this does not exclude religious organizations that offer charitable support to the sick or needy without discrimination)
- State or private schools (except special schools)
- Hospitals (except hospices)
- Not-for-profit entities that are not registered charities.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20601239.gannett-foundation-grants-charities-sussex/?ref=rss Grants from the Gannett Foundation to Sussex charities