- They must be based in at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and the United Kingdom.
- Third-country team members (including those in official EU candidate countries) are welcome to take part, but they must be part of teams with members based in at least two EU member states or one EU member state plus the UK.
- Teams can comprise any combination of members — including journalists working as part of newsroom structures as well as freelancers — as long as they are not made up entirely of freelancers (in which case they should apply to the Freelancer Support Scheme). This means that to be eligible for the Investigation Support Scheme, applicant teams must include at least one news outlet, investigative journalism organisation or NGO that carries out journalistic work, or a staff member of one of these.
- The proposed project must focus on a topic of cross-border relevance.
- Funding amount: €5,000 and €50,000
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target countries: EU or UK
- Application language: English
The Investigation Support Scheme provides grants to cross-border teams that include a newsroom element. Teams made up entirely of freelancers should apply to the Freelancer Support Scheme.
IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme provides grants of between €5,000 and €50,000 to cross-border investigative projects. This scheme expects to provide €835,000 in grants in 2021. It is managed by the International Press Institute (IPI).
See here to learn more and apply.