WBGO launches News Gathering Mini-Grants Program

WBGO
Last date: 
Friday, July 10, 2020
Country: 
United States

Detailed Description

The WBGO/Newark Public Radio has launch the News Gathering Mini-Grants Program, a fund for city residents, community groups, and organizations who are addressing COVID-19 and other issues impacting their community either as a direct result of the pandemic or are linked to and heightened by it. The newsroom is committed to generating more community centered content.

Engagement is important to them because they understand that information is vital to serve communities like Newark, New Jersey. City residents, community groups, and organizations will have the opportunity to partner with the newsroom to amplify their programs and projects.

The WBGO Newsroom Mini-grants Program will award grants for projects that address COVID-19 and other issues impacting their community and a commitment to sharing relevant news and information in their neighborhood:

  • Collecting/amplifying community stories (archives, storytelling projects)
  • Local mutual aid
  • Multimedia projects

Funding Information

The Fund will distribute support ranging from $250 to $500 for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants include city residents, community groups, neighborhood associations, local organizations, writers, photographers, videographers, and audio journalists.
  • Serve communities of color (priority to Newark residents and organizations + projects that serve the greater Newark community)
  • Commitment to supporting local organizations and projects
  • Created project, initiative, OR campaign to address COVID19 impact and/or other issues impacting their community
  • Collecting/amplifying community stories (archives, storytelling projects)
  • Mutual aid project (COVID19 funds for community members, local small businesses, artists applicable)
  • Multimedia projects (photography, audio, visual, etc.)
  • Must be a resident, community group/organization, or block association located in Essex County.

Note: This mini-grant program will not consider grant applications for retroactive funding of projects already completed.

Source: https://www.wbgo.org/post/wbgo-launches-news-gathering-mini-grants-program#stream/0

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