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Strategic Development Grants – Media Program in Armenia

Organisation: Internews

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media support

Funding Size: $25,000 - $100,000

Deadline: 31/03/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Be a local non-state media organisation registered in Armenia;
    – Be in good standing in performance and reporting under any previous subgrants from Internews or any other organisation, where applicable;
    – Be willing and open to working on improving audience engagement and creating content that gains more traction with audiences;
    – Commit to fostering an independent and professional editorial culture and demonstrate a willingness to enhance and refine it;
    – Be open to providing accurate information about their organisation while undergoing Media Organisational Capacity Assessments (M-OCAs) and work with experts and MPA partners to create their strategic development plans;
    – Be willing to increase the number and the quality of produced materials if the proposed project has an editorial development and/or content production component;
    – Demonstrate a commitment to reporting requirements and deadlines, including monitoring and evaluation requirements, as requested;
    – Demonstrate the cost effectiveness and sustainability of the proposed activities;
    – Maintain a bank account in the organisation’s name;
    – Maintain accounting records.
    – Adhere to additional conditions as applicable/necessary.
    – Not be listed with exclusions on the UN Security Designation List, Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, System for Award Management (SAM), or Internews List of Debarred Subrecipients.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Armenia
  • Application Language: English

Internews is pleased to announce the Strategic Development Grants.


To provide long-term organisational support through Strategic Development Grants by identifying the strategic needs of the media outlets and enacting complex transformations that require major shifts in its structure, business models or editorial culture.

Program Description

Proposed Strategic Development Grants may include, but are not limited to the below illustrative list of possible interventions:

  • Business and/or editorial transformations that require shifts in the staffing, organisational structure, and editorial culture that are complex and time intensive (e.g., re-targeting and re-platforming flagship media products, or transitioning to a digital first/digital only newsroom).
  • Context-relevant media business plans that will outline ambitious, yet achievable audience and revenue growth targets designed to build the foundations for future sustainability.
  • Software and/or hardware for convergent newsroom production and/or optimisation of newsroom processes, work streams, and editorial practices.
  • Design and implementation of systems to continuously gather and incorporate audience feedback and contributions into content based on data from audience analytics.
  • Innovation in and upgrades to the content gathering and dissemination process.
Funding Information
  • Total amount to be disbursed under this call: up to $500,000
  • The amount per grant that can be awarded ranges from $25,000 to $100,000.
  • Total number of projects to be selected: up to 5
  • Duration: Up to 24 months

See here to learn more and apply.

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