Apply for $110,000 in reporting grants

Photo: Warren Frey (Tasmania Fire Service).

In 2020 the Walkley Foundation is offering a total grant pool of $110,000 to fund public interest journalism. On March 2, three grant opportunities open for applications, closing April 26, 2020:

1. Walkley Grants for Freelance Journalism on Regional Australia

A total of $75,000 in grants will be awarded to assist Australian freelance journalists to produce a significant work of journalism in any medium. In 2020 we are calling for projects on the theme “Reporting Regional Australia.” The judges are looking for original journalism with public interest value and impact. Stories that surprise, educate and make a difference. These grants are funded by the Walkley Public Fund and Twitter Australia. Find out more here.

Quick links: Terms & Conditions | Frequently Asked Questions | Judging Criteria

 

2. Judith Neilson Institute Freelance Grant for Asian Journalism

A total of $25,000 in grants will be awarded to support freelance journalists doing high-quality journalism that tells the Asia region’s most important stories in intelligent and compelling ways. These grants are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas. Find out more here.

Quick links: Terms & Conditions | Frequently Asked Questions | Judging Criteria

 

3. The Sean Dorney Grant for Pacific Journalism

One grant of $10,000 will be awarded annually to assist an Australian journalist (freelance or employed) to produce a significant work of journalism in any medium. The work will give voice to Pacific island perspectives on an under-reported issue or development of importance to Australia and the region. Find out more here.

Quick links: Terms & Conditions | Frequently Asked Questions | Judging Criteria

Applications close midnight AEST Sunday, April 26, 2020

Key dates

  • March 2, 2020: Applications open
  • April 26, 2020: Applications close at midnight
  • June 17, 2020: Grant recipients announced at the Walkley Mid Year Celebration

The Walkley Public Fund for Journalism

These grants are funded by the Walkley Foundation’s Public Fund. The industry needs more from us, and to provide that kind of support, we need help to grow the Walkley Public Fund. The Fund is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to come together and show their support for journalism and the vital role that it plays in supporting democracy, with a tax-deductible donation.

You can find out more about the fund, what we support, and how to donate here.

Contact us

For questions on the grants program, please contact Lauren Dixon via email or call 0413 212 890.

Want to support great storytelling in the public interest through a grant? Get in touch with us.