A £25,000 helping hand

The Gazette's �25,000 Community Giveaway sponsored by Swallowdale Children's Trust.

The Gazette's �25,000 Community Giveaway sponsored by Swallowdale Children's Trust.

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Young people are being offered the chance to get a piece of £25,000 thanks to their favourite paper’s Community Giveaway.

The Gazette has teamed up with Swallowdale Children’s Trust to offer the massive funding pot, which will be split between worthy groups or individuals under the age of 25 in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

We want to hear from schools, community groups, sports clubs and societies who could make a big difference with this extra bit of help.

The money could be used for a new clubhouse, equipment or even a young person’s outing.

Grants will be awarded in the form of cash or vouchers to a maximum of £5,000 for groups and £1,000 for individuals

Swallowdale Trust’s chairman, Nigel Law, said: “We are delighted to have formed a partnership with The Gazette.

“This is the perfect opportunity to give some extra money to the young people of the Fylde coast – a share of this money could help them establish their dreams.”

Gazette Editor Jon Rhodes added: “We all know how much community groups, and in particular those who are run by or help young people, struggle for funding.

“I would like to thank Swallowdale for their kindness. This money will make a massive difference to so many people.”

Swallowdale’s trustees and The Gazette will decide the individual awards, but group awards will be voted on by our readers.

• To apply for a grant email us at competitions@blackpoolgazette.co.uk with Swallowdale in the subject field, or write to us at: Swallowdale Children’s Trust Community Giveaway, The Gazette, c/o LEP, Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9ZA, by Friday, May 3.

Tell us in no more than 250 words why you feel you deserve a helping hand from Swallowdale Children’s Trust, how you would use a grant and what a difference it would make to you or your community group.

Applications from individuals must be supported by a letter from an independent person who can verify the veracity of the application.

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