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.
  • 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.