As part of the recently launched call for applications, the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) will embark on a grant funding roadshow to Bloemfontein on Tuesday, 24 May.
The MDDA opened the call for grant funding applications for the financial year on Friday until July 1, 2022.
MDDA acting CEO Mzuvukile Kashe said, the agency has been at the forefront of disbursing funds to media houses that have an impact of telling community stories and impacting people’s lives.
“These Grant Funding Applications aim to encourage media ownership, access and control particularly by historically disadvantaged communities and diminished indigenous language and cultural groups,” Kashe said.
The MDDA conducts outreach programmes to raise awareness of the media development and diversity.
“To secure equitable and fair geographic distribution of participating projects, the MDDA will also conduct a national outreach programme to raise awareness on media development and diversity; and assist interested parties with the completion of application forms,” said the agency in a released statement.
Community media projects, including radio, TV and print and digital publications, as well as small commercial print and digital publications are invited to apply.
The first leg of the outreach programme will take place from today in Upington, Northern Cape, and followed by the visit to Free State in Mangaung (Bloemfontein) on Tuesday.
Applicants are urged to submit their applications through the MDDA website, via e-mail or a hard-copy delivery at the MDDA Offices.