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Central Europe Media Resilience Grants Programme

Organisation: Prague Civil Society Centre

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Training and Education
  • Democracy and good governance

Funding Size: €25,000 - €120,000

Deadline: 15/02/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    The program aims to support small to medium-sized media outlets that have strong digital presence at national or regional level, and meet the following criteria:

    • Digital first: Applicants should primarily operate as a digital-first media organization.
    • Full-time staff: Applicants must have at least 3 full-time staff members.
    • Coverage: Media outlets should be aimed at national or regional audiences in the country where they have a registered seat.
    • Revenue: Applicants must have an annual turnover of at least 100.000 EUR.
    • Editorial orientation: Only independent media outlets that focus on news, social, political, economic and cultural issues, and aim to serve broader public interest by providing impartial information and analysis are eligible to apply.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, and Romania
  • Application Language: English

The Prague Civil Society Centre is launching a call for applications from independent media organisations in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Romania for its Central Europe Media Resilience Grants Programme.

The Central Europe Media Resilience Grants Programme aims to support and empower local actors in independent media and the civic sector in Central Europe to safeguard democratic institutions and strengthen networks of active citizens defending democratic values.


  • Grants can be used to support ongoing activities, generate revenue streams, expand audiences, or experiment with innovative tools and approaches to reporting and managing media organizations.
  • In addition to the financial support, media outlets receiving the grants will have the opportunity to attend knowledge-sharing and networking events that connect them with industry experts and peers, keeping them up-to-date with media industry trends, while facilitating partnerships and business opportunities.
  • Finally, the grantees will have access to tailored consultancy support from leading media experts in the Central Europe region and beyond. This support will be available on-demand, offering media outlets personalized advice and guidance on industry-specific challenges and opportunities, from content creation and distribution to audience engagement, monetization strategies, and general management issues.

Funding Information
The budget may not be less than 25.000 EUR and may not exceed 120.000 EUR.

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