2022/2023 Professional Development Grants for Environmental Journalism in England (Fully Funded).

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Application Deadline: October 06, 2022

This grant facility supports enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism as a whole. It seeks to promote collective development and support services for environmental investigative journalism, by providing funding to project ideas from organisations and institutions for training and professional development programmes, i.e. skills-focused professional training or fellowship programmes targeted at enabling investigative journalists to upskill with regards to reporting on environment related issues.

Eligibility criteria:

  • This grant programme is open to incorporated legal entities (organisations, companies, …) with demonstrable expertise in investigative journalism, environmental issues, and/or the development of supporting services.
  • Eligible proposals entail enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism in Europe. These can be training and professional development programmes, or other activities, services or tools that enable investigative journalists to upskill with regards to reporting on environmental issues.
  • The project should be clearly defined and limited in time. The grant cannot be used for core funding or for financing permanent operations of an organisation.
  • Individuals (natural persons) cannot apply for this grant.
    If the project is a collaboration between several organisations, one organisation should apply for the Journalismfund.eu grant.

Which costs

Eligible costs for funding:

Personnel and operating costs that meet the following cumulative conditions:

  • directly attributable to the project
  • arise during the project period and after the signing of the grant agreement with Journalismfund.eu
  • necessary for carrying out the project
  • effectively incurred by the grant beneficiary, identified and verifiable
  • not funded by other donors or support programmes

Non-eligible costs for funding:

  • personnel and operating costs not directly attributable to the project
  • internal rental costs (rental to oneself – as owner – of premises or other infrastructure)
  • overhead costs
  • meal costs, food and beverages
  • tangible investment goods (e.g. IT equipment)
  • recoverable VAT

Applications need to include a budget calculation according to the budget template.

Assessment criteria:

  • Track record and relevance of the partners involved
  • Feasibility
  • Complementarity and added value to existing and already supported enabling activities for investigative environmental journalism in Europe
  • Quality and realism of budget plan
  • Necessity of (co-)funding

Grant conditions:

  • Every grantee signs an Agreement with Journalismfund.eu that states the mutual arrangements and conditions.
  • The grantees have to endorse the principles of the Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists as well as the national codes of ethics that are in force.
  • Grants are paid in two instalments: the first (2/3) upon signature of the Agreement, the second (1/3) after completion of the project and submission and approval of the financial report and supporting documents.
  • Grants are paid in euro. They are only paid out on the bank account of the granted legal entity. Any bank charges for international payments are carried by Journalismfund.eu, except for exchange rates.
  • All communication about the supported project explicitly has to mention the support from Journalismfund.eu.
  • Applicants need to consent with Journalismfund.eu’s General Grant Rules.

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