APPLICATIONS are once again being accepted for grants from the The Gannett Foundation.

Charities can apply for money to help them deliver projects which make a difference in Worcestershire's communities.

Grants are given by The Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of Gannett Co Inc., the parent company of Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK’s largest publishers and owners of the Worcester News, Berrow's Worcester Journal, Malvern Gazette, Ledbury Reporter, Evesham Journal, Cotswold Journal and Droitwich Advertiser.

Among the charities to receive a grant last year was Malvern Youth and Community Trust, which runs the Cube in Albert Road North. It was given £3,040 towards equipment for its community cafe.

A Gannett Foundation spokesman said: "We support those 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.

"We value projects that bring lasting benefits to communities served by our newspapers. 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. Typically our grants are modest sums for practical projects, but we will consider awards to larger projects which deserve our backing."

Copies of the charity’s most recent financial accounts are required along with the application form and details of the overall aims of the charity.

To download the application form, visit worcesternews.co.uk

The deadline is 5pm on Monday, October 8, 2018. Only applications sent by email will be considered. Please don't post your application.