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Global Fact Check Fund

Organisation: Poynter Institute

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: Up to $25,000

Deadline: 15/05/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    The following organizations are eligible to apply:
    – Verified signatories (Independent news and information media outlets) of the IFCN Code of Principles
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Global
  • Application language: English

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the nonprofit Poynter Institute is accepting applicants to support fact-checking initiatives worldwide and reduce the harm of misinformation through the Global Fact Check Fund’s first phase called BUILD.

The Global Fact Check Fund will award grants in an open competition for one or a series of programs to support third-party organizations in strengthening the capabilities of fact-checking organizations across the world.

The mission of the Fund is to strengthen and develop the operational, production, and engagement capacities of local and regional media organizations to increase the quality, volume, frequency, scale and impact of fact-checking abilities and activities.

This Fund will support eligible organizations to increase the level of professionalism in fact-checking associated with media outlets, as well as improve target audiences’ ability to critically assess mass media and social media.

BUILD Program Objectives

This program will seek to fund a diverse range of projects reflecting independent news and information media outlets (broadcast, online, or print) that are committed to objective and thorough fact-checking.

  • Applicants will be seeking to materially scale and upgrade their media outlets’ online presence, including improving website development, domain hosting, content management systems, publishing tools, or improving security and resilience against hacking and other threats. Other considerations include staffing and professional development that invests in human capital, expanding recruitment processes, and formal mentoring and coaching programs that help staff members develop their skills, receive feedback and grow professionally.

See here to learn more and apply.

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