Charity hoping for more books
2:00pm Monday 20th August 2012 in News
A READING charity for primary school children is hoping to get its hands on more books.
It is part of another application for money from the Oxford Mail’s parent company which has been received this week.
Once again the Gannett Foundation is giving away up to £10,000 to charitable causes across Oxfordshire.
Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh) is hoping to get the full amount of money to buy 200 book boxes.
Jane Rendle, ARCh’s development manager, said: “During the last year Newsquest Oxfordshire has been highlighting the poor standards of literacy within primary schools in the county.
“ARCh is addressing this need via our 200 volunteers, currently helping 600 needy Oxfordshire children.”
The volunteers are each provided with a book box of 30 books and six games and offers one-to-one reading mentoring.
Charities and groups can apply for Gannett grants of between £5,000 and £10,000.
Religious or political groups, schools, hospitals, and general appeals are not eligible, nor are applications for salaries or running costs.
Applications must be in no later than 5pm on Friday, September 21. l To find out more details and to submit an application, visit oxfordmail.co.uk/news/community/ gannettfoundation