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JournalismFund Europe’s Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism

Organisation: Journalismfund Europe

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €400,000

Deadline: 25/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Cross-border journalist teams (minimum two members) can propose investigations on environmental issues relevant to Europe. Applicants must legally reside in at least two different countries.
    – Eligible applicants include professional freelance journalists or news outlets with legal entity status established for at least a year before the grant application deadline.
    – Investigations can cover cross-border environmental journalism on European matters, with relevance to Europe. The grant also supports comparative studies on local environmental issues across countries, regions, or cities.
    – Results must be published by at least two professional news outlets in two different countries, one of which must be in Europe. Letters of intent for publication from two professional news outlets are required.
    – Eligible formats include investigative journalism in various media (print, online, broadcast). All journalistic end products qualify for the grant, including articles, documentaries, photo-reportages, books, podcasts, and journalistic non-fiction.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Country: Global
  • Application Language: English

The Investigation Grants are vital for cross-border teams who explore European environmental affairs. They provide essential support for project development, covering expenses like working time, logistics, travel, insurance, legal support, translations, technology access, and data sets. This comprehensive assistance ensures the effectiveness of investigative efforts, fostering impactful journalism and making insightful contributions to the understanding of complex environmental issues in Europe.

Funding Information

The total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported investigations will be around €400,000. The total budget for 2024 is €1,600,000.

For Who?

Cross-border teams of at least two professional journalists and/or news outlets can submit a proposal for a journalistic investigation about an issue that concerns the environment and relates to the European continent (islands included).

See here to learn more and apply.

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