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European Cross-Border Grants Programme

Organisation: Journalismfund Europe

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €225,000

Deadline: 26/09/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Cross-border investigative teams of at least two journalists and/or media outlets can submit a proposal for journalistic investigations in Europe. These are projects that have great news value and depth, and at the same time are original, innovative and time-consuming, and would not be realised without financial support;
    – This grant programme is open to journalists/media outlets domiciled in at least two different countries. When relevant for the story, team members from outside Europe can be accepted, too. At least 80% of your requested budget should go to journalists/media from EU countries;
    – The applicants must be professional freelance journalists and/or media outlets. Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect. Students are not eligible. Media outlets must be legal entities officially incorporated at least one year before the application deadline of the grant call;
    – The project must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different European countries. Letters of intent (LOI) for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required;
    – Journalists who were previously allocated a grant by Journalismfund Europe can reapply. The jury will include the result of previous grants in their evaluation of the new application;
    – Investigative journalism published by professional media in any form is eligible, no matter whether print, online, broadcast or cross-media. All journalistic end products qualify for a grant: newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television documentaries and series, photo-reportages and books, podcasts and journalistic non-fiction books;
    – All relevant topics are eligible. However, if your investigation proposal concerns the environment, please turn to the Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Europe
  • Application Language: English

The Journalismfund Europe is inviting applications for the European Cross-Border Grants programme to address the shortage of independent journalism by providing grants to investigative journalism projects in Europe and encouraging cross-border collaboration.

This award-winning European Cross-Border Grants programme (running since 2009) supports cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics. The stories must be relevant to European target groups.

These are projects that have great news value and depth, and at the same time are original, innovative and time-consuming, and would not be realised without financial support. Projects can include cross-border research and established and innovative investigative methods.

Funding Information

In 2024, the total grant budget is €900,000 to distribute over four application rounds (€225,000 per call).

See here to learn more and apply.

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