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Journalist Fund

Funding applications for stream 1 closed on 20 April 2022.

The Australian Government has announced a total of $10 million (GST exclusive) in grants to support the provision of public interest journalism in regional Australia. A total of $8 million is available for hiring cadets and $2 million is available for upskilling journalists.

Grant funding is available through two funding streams:

  • stream 1: Cadetships—will support eligible regional media organisations to hire new cadet journalists who will be funded for two years.
  • stream 2: Training—Funds to support regional media organisations to upskill existing journalists. Guidelines for stream 2 training grants will be released separately.

Eligible grant activities include:

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

Opportunities to apply for the $2 million Training stream (stream 2) of the Journalist Fund will be announced following the opening of the present Cadetship grant funding.

Applications for stream 1 are now open and will close 5pm (AEDT) on 20 April 2022.

More information

Guidelines are now available and can be found at GrantConnect.

The Journalist Fund, will support the provision of public interest journalism in regional Australia.