News sites interested in experimenting with membership models can apply for this fund.
The Membership Puzzle Project, in partnership with Luminate and the Democracy Fund, is launching The Membership in News Fund. The initiative seeks to help identify and share best practices for sustaining independent journalism.
The US$700,000 fund will support a set of global experiments to test new membership models in news organizations. Three kinds of sites are eligible: local/place-based, national (and with further reach) and subject matter/topical.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.