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Grants for Solutions-focused Development Journalism Projects

Organisation: European Journalism Centre (EJC)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Advocacy & Development

Funding Size: €8,500

Deadline: 05/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Applicants must be freelance or employed journalists (staff journalists), or small teams of journalists, and should be experienced in reporting on development topics;
    – There is no citizenship, nationality or residence/ location restriction on the applicants;
    – Applicants should have a track record of publication in respected media outlets in one or more of the following countries: France, Germany, and the UK;
    – Freelance applicants should be signed up to a press regulator, trust initiative, or part of a press association;
    – Applicants must complete, in full, the dedicated application form, including a project budget and relevant policy/ procedure/ supporting documents;
    – Applicants must have a bank account that accepts international payments.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: France, Germany, and the UK
  • Application Language: English

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) manages the Solutions Journalism Accelerator, a programme that supports media organisations reporting on long-term solutions-focused development journalism.

They are launching a Call to support up to 12 journalistic projects by individuals or teams of freelance journalists and/or staff journalists.

The Solutions Journalism Accelerator is a programme delivering grant funding, mentoring, coaching, resources, and knowledge transfer to support solutions-focused development journalism in European media.

This Call will provide grants of up to €8,500 per project and is aimed at journalists publishing stories in opinion-forming media organisations across France, Germany, and the UK.

Conditions of the grant
  • The project directly addresses one or more of the first six Sustainable Development Goals
  • The project focuses on the Global South and/or its development relations with key European donor countries
  • Solutions journalism must be the overarching approach used for the story/stories
  • The funded story must be published in an opinion-forming media organisation (and preferably more than one) that is based in and/or has significant reach to audiences in one or more of the following target countries: France, Germany, and the UK.
  • The published story must be either one comprehensive long-form story or a series of stories.

See here to learn more and apply.

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