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: aap.com.au
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.