• Partially Funded

This grant facility supports enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism. It seeks to promote collaborative development and support services for ecological 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 regard to reporting on environment-related issues.

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  1. Incorporated legal entities (organisations, companies, …) can apply with a project proposal for collective development and support services for environmental investigative journalism.
  2. Individuals (natural persons) cannot apply for this grant.


  1. The total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported projects will be around €85.000.
  2. The programme is supported by Arcadia.

6 October 2022

  1. The next application deadline is on Thursday 6 October 2022 at 12 pm CET (noon Brussels time).
  2. The next rounds will be on Thursday 9 February 2023, Thursday 25 May 2023 and Thursday 12 October 2023.

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.

Please read the instructions tab in the budget template carefully.

Deadlines and timing

  1. The average interval between grant calls for this grant programme will be on average four months.
  2. The first application deadline is Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 12 pm CET (noon Brussels time). The next application deadline will be 3 March 2022. Subscribe to Journalismfund.eu’s newsletter to stay tuned and receive the latest grant opportunity updates.
  3. After the application deadline, Journalismfund.eu checks that formalities are in order and may call for more information from applicants. This usually takes one week.
  4. After this, the applications go to the jury for assessment.
  5. Applicants are usually informed about the jury decision around 40 days after the application deadline.

Assessment criteria

  1. Track record and relevance of the partners involved
  2. Feasibility
  3. Complementarity and added value to existing and already supported enabling activities for investigative environmental journalism in Europe
  4. Quality and realism of budget plan
  5. The necessity of (co-)funding

Finally, the jury will also take into consideration the variety within the global selection of granted projects. This means diversity in terms of:

  • forms
  • topics
  • methods and approaches
  • regions


  1. The applications are assessed by an independent rotating jury of experts. The jury members are chosen by Journalismfund.eu.
  2. The jury decides independently about the granting of the submitted project proposals, based on the assessment criteria and the available budget predetermined by Journalismfund.eu.
  3. Both Journalismfund.eu and the jury are bound to strict confidentiality about the submitted project proposals.
  4. The jury members remain anonymous until they leave the jury. This is to safeguard both the independence of the jury process and the confidentiality of the project proposals. After their mandate is finished, the names of the jury members are made public by Journalismfund.eu.
  5. Jury members are bound to Journalismfund.eu’s strict conflict of interest policy, which is designed to assure the highest standards in terms of ethical conduct and to ensure the independence and objectivity of decision making.

Grant conditions

  1. Every grantee signs an Agreement with Journalismfund.eu that states the mutual arrangements and conditions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Grants are paid in euros. They are only paid out to the bank account of the granted legal entity. Any bank charges for international payments are carried by Journalismfund.eu, except for exchange rates.
  5. All communication about the supported project explicitly has to mention the support from Journalismfund.eu.
  6. Applicants need to consent with Journalismfund.eu’s General Grant Rules.


  • The total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported projects will be around €85.000.
  • The programme is supported by Arcadia.


  • 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 European environmental investigative journalism. These can be training and professional development programmes, or other activities, services or tools that enable investigative journalists to upskill in 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.
Eligible Regions: Europe

Application Process

1. Before you start, please consult the grant details, where you can find the rules, eligibility and assessment criteria, timing etc.

2. After a one-time registration with your email address, you can access our online application form. You can freely navigate through the form to see which information you need to provide in your application. This includes:

  • information and documents about your organization
  • information about the intended project
  • a detailed project budget, according to our budget template

3. You can invite multiple people to collaborate on the online draft application. The online application-in-progress can be saved and further edited at any time.

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Application Deadline: October 6, 2022 (11 Days Remaining)

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