Newsrooms interested in using Hearken or GroundSource engagement services can apply for this fund.
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, in partnership with the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the News Integrity Initiative (NII), has launched the Community Listening and Engagement Fund (CLEF).
The grant program aims to help news organizations better engage with the public by subsidizing 25 to 75 percent of the cost of Hearken and/or Groundsource services for a year, which averages US$8,500.
Preference will be given to nonprofit journalistic entities, community-based for-profit media, international newsrooms with a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor and first-time partners of either Hearken or GroundSource.
The deadline is Feb. 16.
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