Grants: Europe

Funding in Europe.

These grants are specifically available to journalists from or based in Europe.

Grants: europe

Deadline: Rolling basis

Established in 1998, is the first independent non-profit organisation with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. There are various opportunities available, including European Cross-Border Grants, Money Trail Grants, the Pascal Decroos Fund, the Flemish Journalism Fund, Investigate Europe and European Investigative Collaboration.

Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme

Deadline: Varies
France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

This grant is designed to support research expenses, including travel, accommodation and technical costs, for a project that covers international development issues. The project can be in a variety of media disciplines and the average grant is €20,000.

Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism

Deadline: Every quarter
France, Belgium, Netherlands

The aim of this grant is to support journalists with a project that could not be realised within the regular remit of journalism; for instance, if the cost is unusually high or the project is exceptionally time-consuming. The proposed project can cover any topic and be in any form of media, as long as it has an investigative journalism focus.

Simon Cumbers Media Fund

Deadline: x2 annually

This fund aims to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media. Two rounds of funding are allocated every year: one in summer and one in winter. Applications for print or broadcast projects are accepted, as well as for photographic and new media projects.  Collaborative applications are also encouraged; for example, a joint application from a photographer and a print journalist. Proposed projects should focus on international development themes.

The Print Futures Awards

Deadline: April
United Kingdom

Since 2003, The Printing Charity’s Print Futures Awards have been awarding educational grants to cover UK training courses up to £1,500 for people aged 18-30 working or studying in printing, paper, publishing, packaging or graphic arts. The grants are for people joining the industry, as well as those progressing in it. The maximum funding period is 24 months, with monthly funding usually between €800-1,000.

Rudolf Augstein Stiftung: Journalistische Nachwuchsförderung

Deadline: August

The Rudolf Augstein Foundation supports projects that strengthen investigative journalism, contribute to the networking of journalists and diversity in editorial departments or that deal with new ways of conveying content. Once a year, the Foundation awards scholarships to young journalists, students and doctoral candidates with the professional goal of becoming a journalist.

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