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Call for Applications: Action Grant for Media Outlets in North Macedonia

Organisation: British Council

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media support
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: £50,000 - 80,000

Deadline: 14/02/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Applicant must be a legal entity/media outlet established in North Macedonia, before 1 January 2020.
    – Applicant must prove all due taxes paid in accordance with the local legislation.
    – Applicant must demonstrate grant absorption capacity.
    – The activities should be implemented in North Macedonia.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Country: Macedonia
  • Application Language: English

The British Council is actively accepting applications for the Action Grant to engage more Western Balkans citizens with credible sources of information and editorially responsible narratives by making journalists and outlets more resilient to threats to media freedom and disinformation, and also by improving the business sustainability of independent media.


  • The project mainly focuses on supporting large and medium size independent media outlets and journalists from the Western Balkans.
  • The project seeks to increase the audience size in terms of volume, but also in terms of outreach to include harder-to-reach audiences – those that are the most vulnerable to disinformation including women, young people, diaspora, other marginalised communities, people aged 65yrs+.

Funding Information
The funding available under this call for applications should fall within the following two ranges:

  • Group 1: Applicants with more than 50,000.00 GBP annual turnover and more than 10 staff members employed in the media outlet may request a grant that falls within the following range:
    Minimum amount: 50,000.00 GBP
    Maximum amount: 60,000.00 GBP
  • Group 2: Applicants with more than 100,000.00 GBP annual turnover and more than 15 staff members employed in the media outlet may request a grant that falls within the following range:
    Minimum amount: 60,000.00 GBP
    Maximum amount: 80,000.00 GBP

The duration of the project must not exceed eleven (11) months in total.

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