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Innovation Fund for regional and small publishers


The Australian Government established the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund (the Innovation Fund) to support regional and small publishers to transition to and compete more successfully in the evolving media environment.

Delivered through a competitive selection process, up to $16 million in grants is available per year over the next three financial years.

Round one of the grant program is now closed. The complete list of successful applicants from round one is published on the ACMA website.

The Regional Grant Opportunity

The Regional Grant Opportunity is an additional program under the Innovation Fund designed to make residual funding from round one of the Fund (up to $12.4 million) available to regional publishers and online content providers.

Applications for the Regional Grant Opportunity open on 5 April 2019 and close at 2pm (AEST) on 14 June 2019.

For more information about future rounds, please subscribe to the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund e-bulletin. Fill out your details, tick the e-bulletin option for the fund and we’ll send you the latest news, upcoming important dates and announcements straight to your inbox.

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: 21 December 2018