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The Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund is now open for submission and first round applications are due for submission by 14  June 2019.

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Paramount to a successful application for the grants available are technology solutions that help deliver on the key criteria for “increasing the sustainability of the applicant’s business”. Creative Folks in combination with its technology partners WoodWing Software and Amazon Web Services have proven capability to achieve these outcomes and ensure your application meets the primary purpose test. Creative Folks can assist you with guidance and experience for delivering :

  1. Enterprise grade multi-channel workflow publishing system and DAM to regional publishers – manage content for all channels print, web, mobile in one hub
  2. Reduced operational costs and time spent to produce pages via print and digital content publishing automation
  3. Increased revenue via mobile optimised news portal, paywall and subscription management tools
  4. Easy to start - Implemented and supported in a fully hosted environment
  5. Advice and ongoing strategy and training from the industry recognised professional team

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The Regional & Small Publishers Innovation Fund

What is it about? What is the Regional Grant Opportunity?

The Regional Grant Opportunity (the Opportunity) is an additional grant opportunity under the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund, designed to make residual funding from round one of the Innovation Fund (up to $12.4 million) available for new activities.

How much money will be available for grants under the Regional Grant Opportunity?

Up to $12.4 million is available under the Opportunity. Individual grants are capped at $400,000 per applicant and are subject to the existing condition that the total grant amount awarded to any applicant (including any related bodies corporate) under all grant opportunities in a financial year must not exceed $1 million.

What is the objective and intended outcome of the Regional Grant Opportunity?

The Opportunity is targeted at regional news publishers who can demonstrate a solid business case to increase the sustainability of their publishing activities, including news gathering, production and distribution. Its objective is to provide these businesses with financial security in the medium term to allow them to take calculated risks to reorient their business models to adapt to the digital age. This objective recognises the specific challenges faced by regional publishers, compared to metropolitan publishers, in providing news and public interest journalism in a sustainable way. Regional publishers do not have the size and scale to adapt to the changes facing the media industry in the current environment, where the growth of internet-based media and the emergence of new entrants is causing the decline of the advertising and subscription-based funding models for journalism. The intended outcome of the Opportunity is to fund proposals that will improve the sustainability of successful applicants by at least one of the following measures:

  • increases in advertising or subscription revenue
  • increases in other revenue that supports the production of public interest journalism
  • increases in readership or distribution
  • the reduction of operating costs through more efficient business practices.
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Why Creative Folks

With more than 20 years of experience and an impressive track record of happy clients, Creative Folks is the solution provider to get you ready for the future way of content consumption of your community. If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to let us know. If you leave your details with the form we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Amazon Web Services

The #1 trusted hosting solution in the world - Amazon Web Services - has teamed up with Creative Folks and WoodWing to bring the most reliable and powerful content platform to SMB publishers in Australia.