Local News Initiative – Announced Funding Available

Hello Members

After almost 2 years of working with the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada, l’Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec and the Community Radio Fund of Canada we are thrilled to announce a new funding opportunity to assist stations who are in “news deserts” the opportunity to hire a local reporter.
Please see the attached application information, and press release.
The NCRA/ANREC is happy to discuss with you an application to this program.  I would like to also note that this is a competitive funding pool, and is focusing on areas where there is little or no local news sources.  If you are interested in applying, I encourage you to reach out.  Multiple stations can apply for one region.
The NCRA/ANREC is in the process of working with our partners to develop a distribution system for the news generated, as this will also give our member stations access to a lot of news content that can be adapted to their own local needs.
Looking forward to discussion.
Barry Rooke
NCRA/ANREC Executive Director