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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 fund will assist news businesses to transition and compete more successfully in the evolving media environment.

Round one of the grant program is now closed. The complete list of successful applicants from round one will be published on the GrantConnect website in January 2019.

It is anticipated that applications for round two will open in the first quarter of 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 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