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Innovation fund for regional and small publishers


Are you a regional/small publisher or content provider? Do you create civic or public interest journalism that connects your community? Do you have an innovative idea to grow your business or expand your audience?

The Australian Government has established the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund to provide grants to eligible regional publishers, small publishers and content providers for initiatives that support the continuation, development, growth and innovation of Australian civic and public interest journalism.

Delivered through a competitive selection process, up to $16 million in grants is available per year over the next three financial years. The grants will help eligible publishers and content providers to compete in the evolving media environment.

Applications for Round One have now closed.

Applications for Round Two will open in 2019.

How to apply

All the information needed to apply, including the application form and the grant opportunity guidelines, can be found on the GrantConnect website,

Potential applicants should read the grant opportunity guidelines carefully—they provide comprehensive information about the grant opportunity and application process.

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Last updated: 03 September 2018