Grants from the Gannett Foundation to Sussex charities

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 Argos:

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.”

The Argus: L to R: Sussex MS Center Support Officer Ali Dunn discovering the amazing news that the Gannett Foundation is funding us for our library project with Peter Cook (Member and Trustee), Dominique Mains (Member) and Mark Aldous (Chamber Operator). )Left to right: Sussex MS Center Support Officer, Ali Dunn discovering the amazing news that the Gannett Foundation is funding us for our library project with Peter Cook (Member and Trustee), Dominique Mains (Member) and Mark Aldous (Chamber Operator).

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:

qualification criteria

  • 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.

Newsquest Terms and Conditions apply where relevant to the grant process, please see. Personal information will be used by Newsquest and its agents solely for the administration of the grant process and will not be shared with any third party. For our general privacy policy, see: This campaign will be featured in multiple Newsquest publications in this Newsquest region. The ten charities selected by the local editors are voted for by our readers. The value of the grant awarded to each of the ten charities is calculated pro rata according to their voting share. Only original voting coupons will be accepted, no photocopies. The cash grants will be sent via BACS transfer. Grants are conditional on the completion of each project and a successful nominated charity may be required to provide evidence of use of the grant. The top 10 charities selected for voting will be contacted to provide additional information for participation in the readers’ poll. Should this information not be provided within the specified timeframe, the editors will select an alternative charity. The charity must be registered with the Charity Commission and have not received a grant from the Gannett Foundation in the past two years.

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