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The Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) OPENS CALL FOR GRANT FUNDING APPLICATIONS 2021/22




About the Opportunity

The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) will officially open the 2021/22 Call for Grant Funding Applications for a six-week period commencing on 24 May 2021; Community media projects, such as radio, TV, and print and digital publications, as well as small commercial print, are invited to apply.

“These Grant Funding Applications aim to encourage media ownership, access and control particularly by historically disadvantaged communities and diminished indigenous language and cultural groups,” commented MDDA CEO, Zukiswa Potye. Funding is one of the central factors towards ensuring successful empowerment, sustainability, and transformation of the community media sector. To this end, the application process will be effected through compliant, cost-effective, and transparent selection procedures, in line with corporate governance principles and compliance with the Agency’s legislative framework.





Types of Projects Funded:

  • Community Broadcast

  • Community Print/Digital

  • Small commercial print/digital


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:


Community Broadcast projects must be

  • Registered as a Section 21 company, NPO, NGO, or CBO.

  • Hold a valid Icasa community broadcast license.

  • Hold a valid tax clearance certificate.

Community Print/Digital projects must be

  • Registered as a Section 21 company, NPO, NGO, or CBO.

  • Hold a valid tax clearance certificate.

Small commercial print/digital media projects must:

  • Be registered as a sole proprietorship, close corporation, or private company.

  • Qualify as “independent media enterprises or initiatives that are run for personal gain as micro, very small or small business as classified in the National Small Business Act, 1996."

  • Hold a valid tax clearance certificate.


Funding Criteria:

The following criteria are taken into account when the MDDA Board adjudicates an application:

  • The extent to which the project promotes media development and diversity.

  • The likely impact of the project on historically disadvantaged communities and persons not adequately served by the media.

  • The likely impact of the project on historically diminished indigenous language and cultural groups.

  • The extent to which the project encourages ownership, control, participation and access to media by historically disadvantaged communities and persons.

  • The extent to which the project develops human resources, training, and capacity building within the media industry, especially among HDI’s.

  • The quality and innovation of the project.

  • Whether the project is likely to promote literacy and a culture of reading.

  • Compliance with media laws.

  • The existing or potential financial sustainability of the project.

  • The independence of the project from any commercial media entity; any political party or the Government.


For more information, please click:

https://www.mdda.org.za/



Funding Details:

https://www.mdda.org.za/funding-criteria



Contact Information:

e-mail: info@mdda.org.za

Tel : +27 (0)11 643 1100


Address:

P.O. Box 42846, Fordsburg, 2033, South Africa

First Floor, 5 St Davids Place, Parktown, 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa





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