We are giving local charities in Dunfermline and West Fife the chance to take a share in a massive £16,000 giveaway.

In this area there are some brilliant organisations doing their best to make a difference, and the Press wants to help.

This is where you come in.

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 for a share of the £16,000 cash we’re making available to support great local causes.

Newsquest brand manager Debbie Hellaby said: “Last year we identified that our readers were best placed to choose the local charities most deserving of our support.

“Grants were used to support good health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities, deliver sustainable communities, support education and improve life for some of the most disadvantaged.

“The feedback from those that benefited last year has been overwhelming and we urge readers and charities to support the initiative to benefit their local communities once again.”

Making a nomination couldn’t be easier – simply log-on to www.dunfermlinepress.com/readerschoice and fill in a short form.

Or you can write to us, confirming the name and address of the charity you’d like to nominate and why to: Readers’ Choice Cash For Charity Nominations, Dunfermline Press, Forsyth House, Pitreavie Drive, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8US by the closing date of Sunday September 11, 2022.

Once all nominations have been received, our editor will select 10 of the most deserving local charities to be featured in this year’s grants scheme.

We’re then going to put the power to allocate the cash back into your hands – for four weeks, readers will be invited to collect tokens from our newspapers which can then be sent to collection points across our region or posted.

Each token collected will then be used to allocate cash to the nominated charity – so if your favourite charity collects 50 per cent of all the tokens collected, it will receive 50 per cent of the £16,000!

The £16,000 cash is being provided by our parent company’s charitable arm, The Gannett Foundation, which this year will donate £128,000 to charities across the country.

Newsquest terms and conditions will apply where relevant to the grants process; please visit http://www.newsquest.co.uk/prize-competition-rules. Personal data will be used by Newsquest and its agents solely for the administration of the grants process and will not be shared with any third party; our general privacy notice is at: http://www.newsquest.co.uk/privacy-policy. This campaign will be published in multiple Newsquest publications across this Newsquest region. The 10 charities chosen by the local editorial panel will be voted for by our readers. The value of the grant awarded to each of the 10 charities will be calculated pro rata according to their share of the vote. Only original voting coupons will be accepted, no photocopies. 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 10 charities selected for the vote will be contacted to provide additional information for entry into the readers’ vote; should this information not be provided within the timescale provided then the editorial panel 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.