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The Local News Fund for Newry

Organisation: Public Interest News Foundation

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media support

Funding Size: £3,000 - £6,000

Deadline: 07/06/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – The local news fund is targeted at local news outlets and young journalists from Newry.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Newry, Northern Ireland
  • Application Language: English

The Public Interest News Foundation is excited to introduce the UK’s inaugural Local News Fund in Newry, Northern Ireland as their latest initiative to help communities take the future of local news into their own hands.

Co-designed with input from community members, businesses, and organisations, the Local News Fund aims to bolster Newry’s local news ecosystem by providing financial support to diverse local news outlets and aspiring journalists.

Who is the Fund for?

The Fund targets two primary beneficiaries:

  • Local news outlets: Print, digital, audio, video or otherwise, aiming to enhance their business operations and sustainability, whether singly or in partnership. Applicants must be members of IMPRESS, IPSO, ICNN or similar industry or professional bodies with clear ethical codes.
  • Young journalists (<25) from Newry and surrounding areas, facilitating pathways into local journalism in Newry either with an idea of their own, or to part-subsidise them to work with an existing local outlet.
Funding Information
  • Total grant available: £15,000
  • Grants, ranging from £3,000 to £6,000, will be awarded based on project merit and impact potential.

Applications open on May 27th, with a simple eligibility check and short idea description. The deadline for initial applications is June 7th, followed by a detailed application stage ending on June 21st.

See here to learn more and apply.

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