Funding for UK Journalism Sector Innovators to Promote Change and Collaboration

A new £250,000 fund is inviting expressions of interest from individuals working within the UK’s journalism sector to develop projects and collaborations that explore what it means to reimagine and renew parts of the news and media system.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available, through which the Lankelly Chase – News and Media Fund is seeking to resource a group of partners over a period of approximately eight months.

Projects and activities may include, but are not restricted to, those which address the following:

How do new independent news and media platforms work with more established networks?

What does decolonising the news look and feel like?

How can newsrooms build stronger relationships with communities subject to marginalisation?

How can newsrooms encourage different forms of participation, perspectives and power?

What conditions will support the emergence of more positive futures?

What needs to happen for people subject to marginalisation to have their voices heard on national media platforms?

What are the best media forms to share complex stories?

What types of infrastructure or connective tissue need nurturing to support a different type of news and media system to emerge?

The fund encourages people to co-produce and co-create projects together, and will fund new relationships or support work that is already happening, especially in partnership between people subject to marginalisation and news and media organisations.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 March 2021.

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