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Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund

Contact Details

Innovation Fund Program Manager

1300 850 115


Australian Communications and Media Authority
Close Date & Time:
10-Aug-2018 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
271003 - Media and Communications
Secondary Category:
261001 - Industry Innovation
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australian Government has established the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund to provide grants to eligible publishers and online content providers for initiatives that support the continuation, development, growth and innovation of Australian public interest journalism.

The objective of the Innovation Fund is to encourage small and regional news publishers (which includes publishers of newspapers, magazines or other periodicals, as well as content service providers that provide online news services and journalism) to develop and trial sustainable models for the provision of public interest journalism.

For the Innovation Fund to meet its objectives, it will achieve the following outcomes:

  • support projects aimed at improving the capacity of small and regional news publishers and content service providers to generate revenue from the production of public interest journalism

  • encourage innovation and experimentation in digital journalism

  • support business improvement activities to strengthen the financial position of small and regional news publishers and content service providers.


Please see the Grant opportunity guidelines for information about the eligibility criteria.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $1.00 to $1,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

To lodge an application, visit and register to complete an online application form.

Other Instructions:

Please read the following documents available through the 'GO Documents' link on the left hand side of this page.

1) The Revised Grant opportunity guidelines provide all the essential information about the grant opportunity and the application process.

(Note that the Revised Guidelines are substantively the same as the original guidelines, but now show the new application closing date.)

2) The standard grant conditions will apply to all grant agreements entered into during this round.

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Innovation Fund Program Manager

1300 850 115