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Local Media for Democracy

5 05+00:00 June, 2023 @ 8:00 - 17:00

Local Media for Democracy

financial
newsletter

OPENING
DATE

01-06-2023

DEADLINE
DATE

28-09-2023

SUBMISSION
LANGUAGE

English

MAXIMUM
VALUE

600.000,00 €

PERCENTAGE
OF FINANCING

NA

NEED HELP WITH THIS CALL?

Who?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • This grant programme is open to legal entities with a registered seat in one of the EU27 countries or teams of journalists (physical persons) having their legal residence in the EU27 (including the 9 EU outermost regions).
  • The legal entities should have a turnover of less than 1.5M EUR and shouldn’t be part of a group or consortium with a consolidated turnover that exceeds an amount of 3M EUR.

What?

This media funding scheme injects 1.200.000,00 € in financial support to local, regional and community media who are struggling to serve the public interest in places where access to information has significantly decreased. The selected media will also receive technical and mentorship support (managed by International Media Support) to improve their organisational capacity, journalism innovation and business sustainability.

These news desert areas can be a geographic or administrative area, or a social community, where it is difficult or impossible to access reliable, diverse and independent local, regional and community media. In other words, news deserts can emerge not only where there are no media outlets, but also where there are newsrooms captured by economic, political or other interests.

Eligibility

Eligibility activities:

  1. Inviting experts to develop a sustainable business media plan.
  2. Attend training for their journalists, editors and media managers on related issues
  3. Support for editorial innovation and audience engagement actions.
  4. Support to business innovation actions (e.g. diversification of revenues)
  5. Business strategy: for media who need coaching on their business strategy and planning.
  6. Community engagement and growth: development of audience strategies in particular knowledge of regional audiences.
  7. Native advertising: development of partnership content and advertorial product offers.
  8. Experiment with native advertising to increase overall revenues.
  9. Innovation and agile development: identification of an area for innovation and agile development. Innovation and experiment in order to find new routes for growth or resilience.
  10. Expertise to establish an official structure to form a local media.
  11. Investing in technical tools and development (only the depreciations on investments will be accepted as cost).

Funding

The total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported projects will be 600.000,00 €.

The programme is supported by the European Commission.

For this grant programme there are 2 application rounds scheduled over a period of 6 months (2023).

  • The first application deadline will be on Thursday 25 May 2023, 12 pm CEST
  • The second application deadline will be on Thursday 28 September 2023, 12 pm CEST

Documents
and Forms

Organisation: Journalismfund.eu

Consult the grant details where you can find the rules, eligibility and assessment criteria, timing, etc and how to apply here.

NOTE: The Opening Date in the description is the date when this Call was uploaded to this site and not the real Call Opening Date-> information not found.

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Details

Date:
5 05+00:00 June, 2023
Time:
8:00 - 17:00
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