Sources of Funding


  • Financial Assistance, The Journalists’ Charity
    Support for UK journalists and those who have worked for a UK organisation for at least 2 continuous years out of the last 5 years or for 7 years in total (if not current).
  • Financial Support, The Printing Charity
    Offering practical, emotional and financial support to those who have worked in the print sector for at least three years.
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme, UK Government
    The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Rest of world & worldwide.

  • Emergency Grants for Women Journalists in Distress, Internews Iraq
    These emergency grants are designed to assist women journalists in Iraq in the event of an emergency or crisis.
  • Press Freedom Defense Fund, First Look Media
    Open to professional journalists in the U.S. experiencing financial hardship due to lost work, recent unemployment or other urgent circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide relief payments of $500 to $1500.
  • Journalism Relief Fund, The International Women’s Media Foundation
    Open to woman-identifying journalists in need due to COVID-19 – especially freelancers with no safety net. This fund will provide small grants of up to $2000 USD each.
  • Coronavirus Rolling Grant, Fund for Investigative Journalism
    Provides immediate emergency grants to U.S.-based freelance investigative journalists working on stories on the coronavirus that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector.
  • COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists, National Geographic
    Emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities.
  • Writers’ Emergency Fund, PEN America
    Grants of $500 to $1,000 to US-based journalists, authors and other professional writers who can demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Emergency Relief Fund, Economic Hardship Reporting Project
    Emergency hardship grants of between $500-$1500 for professional journalists based in the United States.
  • United States Journalism Emergency Fund, The International Women’s Media Foundation
    Supports U.S. journalists in need so they can resume work essential to functioning democracy in the US.
  • Grant & Bursary listings, The Journalists’ Charity

Opportunities & other funding.

  • Criminal Justice Reporting Grant, The Wits Justice Project
    Journalists can submit proposals for reporting grants of up to R25 000 for in-depth investigations focused on criminal justice and related issues.
  • Fund for Environmental Journalism, Society of Environmental Journalists
    Accepting proposals for story grants on climate, conservation and environmental health in North America. Rapid Response Grants (including stipend) are also available up to $2500 per individual or $5000 for team or news outlet projects.