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Grants for indigenous community media

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Grants for indigenous community media

Cultural Survival has launched the 2023 Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Community Media Fund. The fund is aimed at strengthening the broadcast infrastructure and systems of radio stations and media outlets from indigenous communities while providing training opportunities to their community journalists through a participatory and dynamic grants program.

Application deadline: 15 February 2023



Eligible countries: All countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa; Canada and the United States; India, Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Malaysia are eligible to apply.

Eligible entities:

  1. Indigenous community radio stations
  2. Indigenous community radio networks
  3. Networks or groups of Indigenous communicators
  4. Networks or groups of Indigenous women communicators
  5. Groups of Indigenous muralists and photographers
  6. Other media outlets managed by Indigenous Peoples, including newspapers, community television, audiovisual and multimedia production, intranet, and community internet.

Eligible activities and strategies:

  1. Legal processes to access radio frequencies for Indigenous community stations.
  2. Institutional development for media outlets
  3. Capacity building in audiovisual, writing, and radio skills
  4. Capacity building in new communication technologies
  5. Development of audiovisual, written, and radio content on topics related to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other international conventions on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
  6. Strengthening of Indigenous community organization with an inclusive approach to demand the right to Indigenous community communication.
  7. Intranet network infrastructures or broadband Internet installation in the stations.
  8. Community murals or audiovisual and photography projects focused on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, women’s and youth rights, climate change, culture, and Indigenous languages.


Indigenous community radio stations and other community media outlets and groups may apply for a grant of up to $6,000. Radio network proposals presented by three or more Indigenous radio stations can apply for funding up to $12,000.

Duration of projects: Proposed projects must be completed within a period of 6 to 10 months.

Application and submission

Applicant groups or media outlets should send their narrative proposal and budget (in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese) in the formats provided by Cultural Survival to radio@culturalsurvival.org. Additionally, radio productions of 5 minutes maximum or portfolios of artistic work relevant to the project can be attached and sent.

Find the application templates and more information here.

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