A GROUP which works to support people with dementia and raise awareness is to benefit from a Gannett Foundation grant.

The Gannett Foundation is the charitable arm of Gannett, the parent company of the Telegraph & Argus, and each year runs a campaign to reward hardworking and important charities.

Dementia Friendly Keighley was selected by a panel of judges to receive a £2,500 grant, which will be used to purchase a piece of interactive artwork called Lifewall.

Over the last ten years alone, Newsquest Media Group, which includes the Telegraph & Argus, has given more than £3 million to help charitable community causes all over the country, from Scotland and Northern Ireland to London and the West Country.

Trustees had to make difficult choices from a stack of deserving applications, but narrowed the list down to those which they thought would deliver the most worthwhile practical benefits to communities served by Newsquest's local news brands.

Simon Westrop, Chairman of the trustees, said: "Year on year, we are seeing better applications with more focused attention on different ways of helping - caring for the present but also building for the future.

“If your application did not succeed this time, please don’t be discouraged, but look at the applications that have won grants and think how you can come up with even better ideas next year.”

The Gannett Foundation UK, which makes the grants, retains a modest reserve to cater for urgent applications until the next round of awards in November 2018. Applications can be made through any local Newsquest Media Group editor.