Media Grants

What are the Media Grants?

Media grants are monies available to individuals and groups that have a journalistic or creative focus, including: journalism, photojournalism, publishing, editing, illustrating, and creative writing. All media forms are endorsed – print, radio, TV and online media.

The aim of the Media Grants is to help reduce stigma and discrimination by informing the public about mental health issues and experiences through media projects.

These grants are open to:

  • Citizens or permanent residents.
  • All practicing journalists, photojournalists and those freelancing in print, radio, TV and online media. Journalism and photojournalism students may also apply.

Applicants must:

  • Have recognized experience or proven merit in journalism OR a relevant field.
  • Submit a complete application pack and be available for interview by the selection panel during December 2012, if required.
  • On selection as a recipient, be willing to sign a funding agreement.
  • Be available for regular project reviews throughout the 12-month duration of the grant (from January 2013 to December 2013).
  • Be willing to promote themselves and their project.
  • Have written support from a media outlet willing to publish or broadcast their finished project.
  • Be willing to present the project to agreed audiences during the 12-months and upon completion.
  • Provide a project completion report.

Projects do not require recipients to leave their jobs, and applicants are encouraged to select topics that are unique and tailor them to suit their own needs, interests and experiences. Projects should educate the public, raise awareness, and inform other journalists.

If you need assistance locating and applying for a Media Grant, please click on the Apply Now button below.