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Apply Online

  1. Media practitioners and journalists can now apply for grants from the Media Council of Kenya online by visiting the Media Council of Kenya (MCK’s) Website and make an application for a grant through MCK’s journalist report violation portal through the following link: Apply for a Grant
  2. Once on the Media Council of Kenya (MCK’s) Website homepage scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Apply for a Grant to proceed to the Grant application portal.
  3. Once on the training application portal’s homepage, provide details of your ;
    • first and last name,
    • email address,
    • phone number,
    • message of explaining why they need the grant
  4. Once you have made your application click on the “Apply” button to confirm submission.
  5. Your application will be put under consideration and you will be contacted once your grant approval has been made.


Required Documents[edit]

  • ID card of applicant
  • Press card of the applicant

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Media Council of Kenya - Head Office
Address: Ground Floor, Britam Centre,
Mara/Ragati Road Junction,Upper Hill
P.O. Box 43132 00100 Nairobi
Tel :+254 727 735252, +254 702 558233, +254 702 558234,+254 702 558453
MCK Website
contact details
Accreditation Portal


  • Media practitioners and journalists are eligible for this service.


  • This service is free of charge


  • The validly of the results depend on the period of the grant.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is one week.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Full names
  2. Phone number
  3. Press card number
  4. Message

Need for the Document[edit]

  • It helps media practitioners and journalists to apply for grants with the MCK.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The Media Act 2013 provides that the Media Council of Kenya, the regulator of media in Kenya shall accredit all media enterprises operating in the country. Media enterprise is required a subscription fee for accreditation.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


  • PURSUANT to section 19 (1) of the Media Act, CAP 411B, The Council may, by notice in the Gazette, impose a levy in respect of all media enterprises operating in Kenya, and an annual registration fee in respect of all journalists whose names appear in the registers kept by the Council.
  • In exercise of the power donated to it under section 19 the Council has through gazette notice number 896 of 2009 published the rates of levies payable to the Media Council of Kenya by all media enterprises operating in Kenya.
  • Now, therefore all media enterprises operating in the country particularly in the counties are advised to inform the Media Council of their existence and operation to ensure compliance.