Nominations are now open for our Charity Of The Year competition which could see your local charity win £1,000.

It could be that you volunteer or work for a charity, or you may just want to support your favourite local charity by nominating it to win the £1,000 cash we’re making available to support great local causes.

Once all nominations have been received our editor will review the charities with the highest volume of nominations and choose from these which in the editor’s view offers the greatest benefit to the community to receive the £1,000 cash.

The £1,000 cash is being provided by our parent company’s charitable arm: The Gannett Foundation. This year the Gannett Foundation will donate £26,000 to charities across the country.

To make your nomination now, simply complete the form printed in your Bolton News from October 16 until Thursday November 30, 2023.

In 2021, Halliwell Befriending Service was voted winner of the Gannett Foundation's charitable competition. It aims to provide a visiting, befriending and support service to housebound, isolated, disabled, lonely and mentally frail older people living in the Halliwell area.

Newsquest terms and conditions will apply where relevant to the grants process; please visit Only original voting coupons will be accepted, no photo¬copies. The cash grants will be sent by BACS transfer. Grants are conditional on completion of the relevant project and a successful nominee charity may be required to evidence its use of the grant. The top charity selected by the editor from the nominations will be contacted to provide additional information; should this information not be provided within the timescale or fail to meet the qualifying criteria provided then the editor will select an alternative charity. The charity must be registered with the Charities Commission and have not received a grant from the Gannett Foundation in the last two years. Community Interest Companies, Schools, hospitals, or organisations with political/religious/ethnic objectives will not be eligible. (but this does not exclude religious organisations offering charitable support to the sick or needy without discrimination