MDDA calls for community media grant applications

The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) will this week host the first of two workshops to inform potential and existing MDDA grant funding applicants about the compliance requirements for the 2024/25 grant funding cycle.

The agency recently made a call encouraging community media projects with valid class broadcast service licenses, including radio, TV and community print publications, as well as small commercial print, to apply for the 2024/25 grant funding.

The application window officially opened on 31 May 2024 and will close on 28 June 2024.

The MDDA said community media projects are encouraged to apply.

‘The MDDA aims to encourage media ownership, access and control to media, particularly by historically disadvantaged communities and diminished indigenous languages and cultural groups,’ it said.

For print and digital publications, this year’s grant funding application call is focusing on Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Free State and the Western Cape.

The virtual workshop will be held fr
om 10am to 1pm on Friday, 14 June 2024, on Microsoft Teams at the following link:

For more updates regarding MDDA-related news and information, go to @MDDA_Media or WhatsApp 0635094934.

Source: South African Government News Agency