Australian Associated Press 2.0


Funding area: Public debate


Australian Associated Press is Australia’s national news agency providing a crucial newswire service that underpins journalism and reporting across print, radio and other broadcast media.

Visit website:



$20,000 (2020)

Philanthropic investment in AAP

$20,000 Rapid Response grant (2020)

Mannifera provided rapid response funding for SEFA Partnerships’ due diligence for philanthropic investment in a not-for-profit Australian Associated Press. With this due diligence,  AAP was able to unlock $3 million in philanthropic funding followed by $5 million in federal funding to support its transition to a sustainable, independent national newswire.

This is an exciting and bold step by Australian philanthropy. The continued existence of AAP 2.0 is critical to Australia’s public interest news media sector.