THE Hampshire Chronicle’s parent company is once again offering the chance for good causes around the area to benefit from a cash boost.

The Gannett Foundation provides funding to registered charities in areas where Newsquest publishes both newspapers and websites.

The focus is on charities with projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as neighbourhood improvements, local problem-solving, youth enterprise and sport and healthy living.

Last year, Southampton Citizens’ Advice Bureau celebrated receiving more than £7,000 from the foundation, the charitable arm of the US media firm Gannett Co Inc.

The cash was used to buy laptops, tablets and a printer, as well as being utilised by volunteers who staff a drop-in centre in the base of Southampton Central Library every weekday between 10am and 2pm.

Application forms can be downloaded here.


Grants are typically modest sums for practical projects, but larger projects will be considered for bigger amounts.

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

Each nomination will be judged on its own merits at the absolute discretion of the trustees.

Applications must be submitted on the approved application form available.

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

The completed form and supporting document should be sent via email to

Submissions on paper are not encouraged, but if unavoidable, they must be sent to Newspaper House, Test Lane, Redbridge, Southampton, SO16 9JX.

In every case, applications must arrive by 5pm on Monday October 8, 2018.