The Fund has been established by the Government to support regional and small publishers to transition to and compete more successfully in the evolving media environment. It will preserve and improve the viability of Australia’s regional and small news publishing industry in the current period of transition.
Submissions close at 2.00pm 14th June 2019.
The objective of the Opportunity is to provide regional publishers with the financial security to conduct their business in the medium term so that they can take calculated risks to reorient their business models to adapt to the digital age. The grants are designed to assist regional publishers who can demonstrate a solid business case to increase the sustainability of their publishing activities, including news gathering, production, and distribution.
This objective recognises the specific challenges faced by regional publishers in comparison to metropolitan publishers.