Storytowns has been named an AMP Tomorrow Maker and will receive $20,000 through the AMP Tomorrow Fund grants program to broaden their podcast series.
The fund will allow the Hamilton-based team to launch a travel app which uses geo-mapping technology to team travelling with town-specific podcasts.
Storytowns founder Jarrod Pickford was delighted to be one of 40 Tomorrow Makers nation-wide.
"I have always sought out people's unique stories, taking me as far as Azerbaijan, Wales, Italy and Peru," he said.
"After years of hearing these stories I saw a benefit in sharing unique stories about people, places, foods or local history in an accessible way.
"It is a crucial time to support our local Australian communities and businesses to grow again. Storytowns is very well placed in this set of circumstances and it will encourage visits to regional Australia."
Storytowns established themselves in 2019 after winning Warrnambool's 'The Ideas Place' project competition and has since released several interactive podcast tours, including Grampians Way Podcast Tour, Warrnambool Street Art Podcast Tour and the Silo Art Podcast Tour.
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