NZ Mental Health Media Grants announces an extension
Wednesday 23 May 2007, 10:44PM By
The new NZ Mental Health Media Grants programme launched in March by the Mental Health Foundation and Like Minds Like Mine has extended its closing deadline by two weeks to encourage more interested applicants.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Over the past couple of weeks we have received a large amount of interest from individuals who want to apply for a grant, but who thought they would be unable to submit their application by our original deadline,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Judi Clements, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We do not want the current deadline of 31 May to dissuade interested media professionals and others in our community from applying.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The new deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 13 June, 2007.
The Mental Health Media Grants have been established to replace the Carter Centre Fellowships offered to journalists in New Zealand from 2001 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2006.
Through the media grants the Mental Health Foundation and Like Minds want to encourage the development of projects that promote positive messages about mental health, and give recipients a chance to discuss, debate and work through their ideas about mental health issues, whilst providing an opportunity to shift peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s thinking about mental illness.
The New Zealand Mental Health Media Grants offer a total grant pool of $50,000 with grants of up to $12,000 in each category;
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Category one: media professionals (print, radio and TV journalists, photo-journalists, freelance writers, documentary film makers).
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Category two: creative media projects (artists, writers, musicians, community groups and those with an interest in mental health).
For more information, please contact: Mental Health Foundation ph: (09) 300 7010, email: email@example.com or visit the website: www.mediagrants.org.nz