CHARITIES and community groups in the readership area of the South Bucks Star and the Bucks Free Press still have plenty of time to apply for the latest round of Gannett Foundation Grants.

The Gannett Foundation is 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 Star and BFP.

It provides funding to registered charities in the areas where we operate local newspapers and websites.

We support those registered charities with projects which take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, local problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged or disabled people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

We entertain applications of any size or ambition, though typically grants are made for substantial projects requiring between £5,000 and £10,000. Smaller and larger projects will also be considered, however.

Each nomination will be judged on its own merits at the absolute discretion of the trustees, whose decision is final. Applications must be submitted on the approved application form, which can be downloaded by clicking here. Any applications which do not meet our criteria or which do not follow our rules and procedures will be rejected.

The completed form and supporting document should be sent via email to by 5pm on Friday, September 12. Submissions on paper will not be accepted.