Support grants available for freelance journalists [Europe]

Posted on Sep 7, 2022 in Freelancing

Teams of freelance journalists in EU member states can apply for grants up to EUR20,000.

Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) is offering its Freelancer Support Scheme, which provides grants to cross-border teams made up entirely of freelancers and who can benefit from an extra layer of tailored support. 

Teams must collaborate on a topic of cross-border relevance. Cross-border investigative projects can cover any topic which includes corruption, illicit enrichment and financial crime, security, democracy and human rights, environment and climate change, and health – including the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Investigations developed for all formats — including print, broadcast, online media, documentary filmmaking and multi-platform storytelling — are eligible to receive support.

Grantees have six months to complete their projects.

The application deadline is Oct. 13.