Local Media for Democracy

The new grant programme Local Media for Democracy is launched today; a pilot media funding scheme that will inject €1.200.000 financial support to local, regional and community media who are struggling to serve the public interest in the so-called “news deserts” areas in Europe.

These news desert areas can be a geographic or administrative area, or a social community, where it is difficult or impossible to access reliable, diverse and independent local, regional and community media.

Any incorporated legal entity can apply with a registered seat in one of the EU27 countries or teams of journalists (physical persons) having legal residence in the EU27 (including the 9 EU outermost regions).

The first deadline is on 25 May 2023 and the second deadline is on 28 September 2023.

Full details at the Local Media for Democracy website.