Fund Your Community Content Idea with Knight News Challenge

The Knight News Challenge, now in it’s third year, offers $5 million for open source web projects that focus on local news and community engagement. It’s three requirements are simple: 1) Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base 2) serve the public interest and 3) benefit one or more specific geographic communities. Interested folks in Vancouver can attend a meetup next Monday, October 6 at Raincity Studios office in Gastown to learn more. The same event will also be held next Tuesday, October 7 in Seattle (location TBD).

Want to win funding for a cool online community project? The Knight News Challenge is in the third year of a program that gives away $5MM a year to innovative online projects that support online news, community discourse and social media in specific local communities. Come to this meet up to find out how to apply, share ideas, and get a chance to talk to KNC evangelists. This is an interactive, hands on discussion designed to give you the knowledge to apply with a great innovative idea. All ages welcomed.

If you’re interested, read up on their site and RSVP through Facebook for the Vancouver event or Seattle event.

Boris Mann also points to a seperate but similar program from the same foundation, the Knight Drupal Initiative. Given that Drupal is frequently role in online publishing, this initiative offers grants to Drupal projects that support free exchange of information and lower barriers to entry.