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Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism

Organisation: Journalismfund.eu

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: € 2,000 - 20,000

Deadline: 13/10/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Cross-border teams of at least two journalists and/or news outlets can submit a proposal for a journalistic investigation about an issue that concerns the environment.
    – The applicants must be professional freelance journalists or news outlets. Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect. News outlets must be legal entities officially incorporated at least one year before the application deadline of the grant call.
    – The investigation proposal must concern cross-border environmental investigative journalism on European affairs, in or outside Europe. This means that the investigation has (also) to be of relevance for Europe.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic. The grant can cover working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets, etc. The total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €400.000.
  • Target countries: Europe
  • Application language: English

Journalismfund.eu is seeking applications for its Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism to support cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to Europe.

While news media and newsrooms still operate efficiently nationally, most power structures and societal and environmental problems transcend national boundaries. This grant program is therefore aimed at cross-border teams of investigative journalists and newsrooms to investigate and document illegal, unreported and unregulated abuse of nature that involves European affairs in and outside Europe.

Next to investigations of environmental issues that transcend borders, this program can also support and stimulate comparative investigations into local environmental issues and policies between two or more regions or cities.

See here to learn more and apply.

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