Applications for the Government of Albania’s $15 million Regional and Local Newspaper Publishers Program are open today, Monday, August 1, 2022, through the GrantConnect website.

The scheme will deliver on Labour’s commitment to support eligible print publishers by helping them absorb newsprint price increases, which threaten the sustainability of newspapers and journalism jobs across Australia.

Under this program, $10 million is available for eligible regional newspaper publishers and $5 million for eligible independent suburban, First Nations and multicultural newspaper publishers.

It’s part of a $29 million local news and community broadcasting transition program to help regional, local and community media providers.

Local newspapers are vital to a range of communities across Australia, with many Australians relying on them to stay informed and connected.

The Albanian government will support local news and local journalism jobs.

Applications will be open for 3 weeks from 9:00 a.m. AEST on Monday, August 1, 2022 until 5:00 p.m. AEST on Friday, August 19, 2022.

This is a demand-driven program, with all eligible applicants receiving a grant based on their proportion of printing costs. The Department is the final decision maker for grants under this program.

To find out how to apply for a grant, visit www.grants.gov.au/

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