- Eligibility Criteria:
– Cross-border teams of at least two journalists can submit an investigation proposal. These are projects that have great new value and depth, and at the same time are original, innovative, and time-consuming, and would not be realised without financial support.
– This grant programme is open to journalists living in continental Europe domiciled in at least two different countries. When relevant to the story, team members from outside Europe can be accepted, too.
– The applicants must be professional journalists (written or audiovisual press). Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect. Students are not eligible.
– Only natural persons can apply for a grant.
– The project must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different countries. -Letters of intent for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required.
– Investigative journalism published by professional media in any form is eligible, no matter whether print, online, broadcast or cross-media. All journalistic end products qualify for a grant: newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television documentaries and series, photo-reportages and books, podcasts, and journalistic non-fiction books.
– Journalists who were previously allocated a grant by Journalism Fund Europe can reapply. The jury will include the result of previous grants in their evaluation of the new application.
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target countries: Europe
- Application language: English
The Journalism Fund Europe is seeking applications for the European Cross-Border Grants Programme
This grant and mentoring programme aims to address the shortage of independent journalism by providing grants to investigative journalism projects in Europe and encouraging cross-border collaboration.
- In 2023 there is a total grant budget of €200,000 to distribute over four application rounds.
- Cross-border teams of professional journalists can apply for a grant to cover working time and/or expenses for their investigation
- Next to a grant, teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competencies in a specific skill.
See here to learn more and apply.
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