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.

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2020 Rapid Response Grant, $20,000

Philanthropic investment in AAP


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.