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05 December 2019

Sunday Deadline For Future News Fund Applications

Local and national news media publishers have until Sunday to apply to the Government-funded Future News Fund for grants of up to £100,000.

Administered by Nesta, the fund provides grants of £20,000 to £100,000 “plus wrap-around support to prototype new solutions and an accelerator to support early-stage businesses.”

Nesta said: “The fund is a response to the severe challenges in public interest news detailed in the Cairncross Review and will provide grants to prototype, including grant funding to prototype new solutions and an accelerator to support early-stage businesses.”  

Successful applicants will get support between January and June 2020 to develop and test their ideas.

The "prototyping sprint" part of the fund will provide up to £100,000 and provide support to projects that will test new ideas for sustainable public interest news.

The "accelerator track" will provide structured business-building support and up to £100,000 funding for start-up businesses using technology to support the ecosystem of the generation and delivery of public interest news.