Freelance Assistance

How we support freelancers

Assistance Grants

Assistance Grants

RPT provides assistance grants to freelance journalists and their families who find themselves in a critical situation. Do you need help?

Training Fund

Training Fund

Our training bursaries make essential safety training affordable for freelancers. Are you eligible?



We work with our local and international partners to provide workshops, projects and training courses tailored to the specific needs of freelancers and the regions in which they work.

Freelance Resources

Practical guides, tips and tools for freelance journalists

Current Highlights

Safety & Security

What is Safety Training and Why Should I Take It?

RPT encourages all freelance newsgatherers to undertake safety training. There are three main ways in which safety training can help you.

Digital Security

What's digital security about?

It’s not just about you. It's also about protecting your sources, fixers, colleagues and the journalists who come after. It's about keeping you, your networks and your work more secure.


Insurance Providers for Freelancers

We cannot recommend specific companies, but the following brokers specialise in conflict, high risk insurance and/or are known to be sympathetic to the needs of freelancers:

Professional Development

Fellowships: International

These fellowships are generally available for all freelancers to apply to, no matter what nationality.

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