Journalist Fund

The $5 million Journalist Fund program aims to support regional news businesses to hire new cadet journalists to produce locally relevant core news content in regional areas. Up to $5 million has been committed to support the hiring of cadets.

Applications for the cadetships stream closed on 20 April 2022 and an announcement on successful applications is expected in coming weeks.

Eligible grant activities include:

  • The selection and onboarding of a new cadet journalist
  • The employment of a new cadet journalist

In accordance with the Journalist Fund Program Guidelines, successful grantees are listed on the GrantConnect website within 21 days of the date of effect of their grant funding agreements. To view the details of successful grantees, visit GrantConnect.