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WIRRAL charities are invited to stake a claim for funding from the Gannett Foundation.

The cash has been put up by an arm of Gannett Co Inc, the American publishing giant that owns the Globe's parent company, Newsquest.

It supports registered charities with projects which 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.

A spokesman said for the foundation said: "We value projects that bring lasting benefits to communities served by our local newspapers and websites.

"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.

"We entertain applications of any size or ambition.

"Typically our grants are modest sums for practical projects, but we will consider awards to larger projects which deserve our backing."

Decisions about funding will be made by the trustees based on the evidence submitted.

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

As a prerequisite, the submission of copies of the charity’s most recent financial accounts are required. Applications must be submitted on the approved application form, which can be downloaded here

GANNETT FOUNDATION APPLICATION FORM 2017.docx

The completed form and supporting document should be sent via email to maureen.friday@nqnw.co.uk

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday, October 9.