Closing date is on 17 July 2023, apply online or submit physically
The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) will officially open the 2023/24 Call for Grant Funding Applications for a six-week period commencing from 05 June 2023.
Community broadcast media projects, including radio, TV, and community print publications, as well as small commercial print are invited to apply.
This year, the MDDA is celebrating twenty years of fulfilling its mandate by providing grant funding and other support, with the aim to encourage media ownership, access and control to media particularly by historically disadvantaged communities and diminished Indigenous language and cultural groups.
The agency will be introducing a few changes to this call for applications for both community print and community broadcast applications.
Grant Funding remains one of the core functions of the MDDA and is also one of the central factors towards ensuring successful empowerment, sustainability, and transformation of the community media sector. The application process will be conducted through compliant, cost-effective, and transparent selection procedures, in-line with corporate governance principles and compliance with the Agency’s legislative framework.
Community print applications: Due to the minimal budget for community print, the call to community projects will take a targeted approach and invite applications from four provinces.
“The MDDA will rotate the provinces every year after this call. All applications will be received on the MDDA’s online application system found on the MDDA website. The call is targeting organizations owned or focusing on youth, women and persons with disabilities related content. This year, the call is not accepting digital media applications under the print portfolio as it will be targeting communities which rely on hardcopy publications and publish in indigenous languages to assist further the mandate of media development and diversity in rural communities,” the agency stated.
Community Broadcast applications will still target all nine provinces.
How to submit your application
Applications will only be accepted via the following channels: emailed or physically delivered to the MDDA offices in Auckland Park (Gate 13, 26 Canary Road, Auckland Park, SABC GSM Building.)
The qualifying criteria is obtainable on the MDDA website, www.mdda.org.za.
For more information on the grant applications call, contact Mzu Kashe on the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / 082 785 6071.
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