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We are giving local charities the chance to take a share of a whopping £125,000 cash giveaway – and there is still time for you to nominate one you feel deserves the money.
Our parent company’s charitable arm, The Gannett Foundation, is providing £125,000 in cash to support local charities across the country – and we are delighted to have a £20,000 share to give away in our area.
And we want you to decide where this money should be spent.
We have already been inundated with nominations for charities representing a whole range of causes from homelessness, animals, cancer and sick children.
But we would love to hear from more of you before we make the decision of who to give the money to. The closing date for nominations is October 3.
Among organisations in Gwent which have previously received funding is The Sanctuary, an asylum seeker and refugee project in Newport, which is part of charity The Gap Wales.
The scheme was given £3,200 from the Gannett Foundation three years ago.
Project manager Mark Seymour told the Argus that the funding helped The Sanctuary set up two projects.
“The funding from the SWA enabled us to buy a shed and tools to start our community allotment in Shaftesbury, taking on a neglected plot which three years later is flourishing and in regular use,” he said.
“We also ran a short term woodworking project which turned old pallets into garden benches. Without this valuable funding, we would not have been able to run these vital activities.”
Making a nomination couldn’t be easier – simply go to southwalesargus.co.uk/readerschoice and fill in your nomination form or you can write to us, confirming the name and address of the charity you’d like to nominate and why to: Readers’ Choice Cash For Charity Nominations, 1st Floor, Chartist House, Upper Dock Street, Newport, NP20 1DW
The closing date is Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Once all nominations have been received, our editor will select eight of the most popular local charities to be featured in this year’s grants scheme. We’re then going to put the power to allocate the cash back into the hands of our readers – for four weeks, readers will be invited to collect tokens from our newspapers which can then be sent to collection points across our region or posted.
Each token collected will then be used to allocate cash to the nominated charity – so if your favourite charity collects 50 per cent of all to tokens collected, it will receive 50 per cent of the £20,000!
Terms and conditions:
Newsquest terms and conditions will apply where relevant to the grants process; please visit http://www.newsquest.co.uk/prize-competition-rules. Personal data will be used by Newsquest and its agents solely for the administration of the grants process and will not be shared with any third party; our general privacy notice is at: http://www.newsquest.co.uk/privacy-policy. This campaign will be published in multiple Newsquest publications across this Newsquest region. The eight charities chosen by the local editorial panel will be voted for by our readers. The value of the grant awarded to each of the eight charities will be calculated pro rata according to their share of the vote. Only original voting coupons will be accepted, no photocopies. The cash grants will be sent by BACS transfer. Grants are conditional on completion of the relevant project and a successful nominee charity may be required to evidence its use of the grant. The top eight charities selected for the vote will be contacted to provide additional information for entry into the readers’ vote; should this information not be provided within the timescale provided then the editorial panel will select an alternative charity. The charity must be registered with the Charities Commission and have not received a grant from the Gannett Foundation in the last two years.
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