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Call for Applications: Nordic Media Grants Programme – Belarus

Organisation: Nordic Council of Ministers

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance
  • Media support

Funding Size: €5,000 - 30,000

Deadline: 25/02/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Belarusian independent media outlets.
    – Belarusian journalists.
    – Belarusian creators of visual/artistic/interdisciplinary media content.
    – Non-Belarusian media outlets, which employ or contract Belarusian journalists, and produce content on situation in Belarus.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Country: Belarus
  • Application Language: English

The Nordic Council of Ministers announces the call for Nordic Media Grants Programme for Belarus, which is aimed at strengthening democracy and civil society in the country through support of independent media and media arts. The Nordic Media Grants Programme for Belarus supports Belarusian independent journalism and media arts initiatives and facilitates the production of high-quality, trustworthy and diverse content for Belarusian people on the developments in the country.


  • To support Belarusian independent media outlets, journalists, and media arts through provision of grants.
  • To support capacity building of the media players and media artists.
  • To contribute to the provision of trustful information to Belarusian society and to inform Belarusians about the Nordic countries’ societal values and policies towards Belarus.
  • To support Belarusian culture related to the media arts.

Funding Information
The size of a grant can range from 5,000 EUR to maximum of 30,000 EUR. The total sum available for grants is approximately 300,000 EUR.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of the project and justification of the project need.
  • Quality of the project design and implementation.
  • Impact the project may have on the Belarusian society.
  • Cost-efficiency (budget adequacy to the project outputs, funding-duration ratio, share of co-funding).
  • Innovative media tools for outreach of the younger audience.
  • Sustainability of the project.
  • Correspondence to the program cross-cutting themes.
  • Clear outline for audience outreach (what are the target audiences?).
  • Nordic media, media arts and culture partnership (advantageous criteria).

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