The Canada Periodical Fund announces new supports to community newspapers

The Business Innovation component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) is launching its new component geared specifically to community newspapers.

This component offers project funding to eligible small and mid-sized paid print newspapers and digital-only community newspaper publishing firms. Under the new component, the Periodical Fund can cover up to 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $50,000 per project ($75,000 over two fiscal years).

A publisher applying for multiple titles is eligible to receive up to a maximum of $100,000 per fiscal year.

This program has limited funds. Project budget proposals covering two fiscal years (April 1 to March 31) must clearly split project activities that are completed prior to and then after March 31, 2022.

If you have determined that you are eligible, please contact the program to request an application form at:

For details concerning eligibility criteria and the application process please consult our website at Application Guidelines Business Innovation – Community Newspaper. You can also contact the program or your association to obtain a copy.

Publishers can submit an application at any time until October 26, 2021.

Please note that daily newspapers are not eligible.

A FAQ document is available for download in PDF format here.