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Fossil Fuel Grants Programme

Organisation: Journalismfund Europe

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €50,000

Deadline: 25/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Cross-border teams of at least two professional journalists and/or news outlets.
    – Journalistic investigation should be about an issue that concerns the European fossil fuel companies and their proxies within and beyond the continent.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Global
  • Application Language: English

Journalismfund Europe launches the Fossil Fuel Grants Programme. The new programme will support cross-border investigative journalism that scrutinises the wrongdoings of Europe’s fossil fuel industry and its proxies across the globe.

Journalismfund Europe calls for applications that explore a key issue at the heart of the climate crisis: unreported or unregulated wrongdoing of fossil fuel companies and their proxies.

Next to investigations of fossil fuel industry activities that transcend borders, this programme can also support investigations that compare local industry activities or policies between two or more regions. The resulting stories must be published in at least two outlets in two different countries, at least one must be a European media.

The grants can also offer support to preliminary work in the development of new investigative projects. It can cover working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets, etc.

Next to financial support, teams can also apply for an experienced mentor to provide assistance with the focus of the investigation or a specific skill or competency.


The Fossil Fuel Grants Programme is worth €50,000 and supported by the Meliore Foundation. The grant is housed under a larger programme: The Earth Investigations Programme supported by Arcadia.

The deadline for applications is April 25, 2024.

See here to learn more and apply.

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