COMMUNITY groups and charities in Devon could land a cash jackpot of up to £50,000 thanks to your Mid Devon Star.

Application forms are available for the latest grants from the Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of Gannett, owner of the Newsquest Media Group, which publishes over 300 newspapers and websites nationally.

The foundation provides funding support to organisations in areas where Newsquest operates in the UK and backs projects taking a creative approach to community needs.

Grants can be up to £50,000 and all applications should provide details of costings.

The foundation gives priority to: projects of lasting benefit; youth projects; projects benefiting people with special needs through disability or disadvantage; and sport, environment, conservation and local history projects.

The official application form and a copy of the Gannett Foundation application guidelines can be downloaded by clicking on the Related Link below.

Before submitting an application, read the application guidelines with particular reference to the list of exclusions.

FIVE copies of the application form must be submitted before the deadline of 10am on Monday, September 13, 2010, to Gannett Foundation, Somerset County Gazette, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JR.