European Journalism Centre: Grants for Journalism

OVERVIEW: This funder supports European journalism by providing access to new ideas, techniques, people, and funding.

IP TAKE: While the EJC prioritizes grants for specific European countries, there are opportunities for grant seekers outside Europe to find funding, including journalists based in the United States.

PROFILE: Created in 1992, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) works to reimagine, fund, and strengthen journalism across Europe. It seeks to build “a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism through grants, events, training and media development.” Many of the European Journalism Centre’s grants are exclusive to European journalists, specifically in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK. However, its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant is open to journalists and media organizations reporting on international development topics from across the globe.

Innovative reporting project grant amounts average €20,000. The program seeks to “advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues.” The call for proposals offers a different topic each year, so grant seekers should check the application requirements carefully. Proposed projects should reach media audiences in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, and the proposed story must report on one of the world’s least developed countries.

The list of past grantees and their funded projects is useful and new grant seekers should look it over before applying.

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