The Walkley Public Fund for Journalism

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For over sixty years, the Walkley Foundation has celebrated and supported great Australian journalism with the annual Walkley Awards. Winning a Walkley is the pinnacle of achievement for every Australian journalist. The recognition takes a journalist’s career to a new level and casts a glow on their newsroom.

The Walkley Awards will always be the beating heart of the Walkley Foundation. But it has never been more important to find new ways to support quality journalism and improve public trust in the media.

Which is why in 2018 the Walkley Foundation is taking a new strategic direction. We’re broadening the work of the Walkley Public Fund for Journalism to ensure that Australians continue to benefit from the the ground-breaking public interest journalism so important to our communities. We’re working to make the bonds of trust between the media and the public stronger than ever.

The Walkley Foundation is leveraging its reputation and position at the heart of the industry to build a broad funding base to scale up our programs that contribute directly to building sustainable, thriving, trusted media. The more we raise, the more we can work towards that goal.

The industry needs more from us, and to provide that kind of support, we need your help to grow the Public Fund. Join us in building a news ecosystem that is thorough, fair, far-reaching and trusted. We owe it to future generations of Australians.

How you can support great Australian journalism:

We’ve set a goal of raising $1 million by 2019. Help us reach this goal with a donation.

The Walkley Foundation has Deductible Gift-Recipient Status. This means that we are a company, limited by guarantee, that is able to accept donations. Those donations are 100% tax-deductible for the donor.

To discuss your donation, funding a project or to talk to us about leaving a bequest, contact us at the details below.

Read more about the ways we are already investing in great Australian journalism here.


Get in touch:

To discuss donations, program partnerships or big ideas, or anything else, contact:

Barbara Blackman

Executive Officer
The Walkley Foundation for Journalism
T: (02) 9333 0921 |E: