Walkley Grants for Freelance Journalism on Regional Australia


The Walkley Public Fund
Celebrating and supporting
great Australian Journalism
The Walkley Public Fund for Journalism, in conjunction with Twitter Australia, have announced that the 2020 Walkley Grants for Freelance Journalism are now open to Australian freelance journalists (as individuals or small groups).

A pool of $75,000 will be awarded to support the production of public interest journalism.

Grants will be awarded, based on merit, to cover reporting costs directly related to the project (which may include reporters’ time, travel, research and support). Don’t be afraid to think big, but be realistic about the costs. The judges are seeking stories that make an impact, and distribution is critical to that: applicants should be clear about who their intended audience is, what they will learn and how the story can reach them.

Freelance journalists who are Australian residents or citizens may apply. Applicants can enter as individuals or groups of up to three members (all must be freelance journalists).

Projects can be pitched in any format (including investigations, news stories or features, but not essays or opinion) and on any media platform (including text, photojournalism, data journalism, podcast, video, illustration and multi-platform projects).


Applications close Midnight, May 29, 2020

Be sure to read the Terms & Conditions, the FAQs and Judging Criteria before applying.

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