European Cross-border Grants

With the European Cross-Border Grants, supports professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigation and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant for European target groups.

Money Trail Grants

Money Trail offers working grants for African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse, money laundering and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Pascal Decroos Fund

The Pascal Decroos Fund strives to advance investigative journalism in the Flemish media. It awards grants to distinctive journalistic projects that are published or broadcast in Flemish media.

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Money Trail grants

There are two deadlines coming up on 16th March 2020.

  • Journalists in Africa, Asia and Europe can apply for our regular Money Trail grants. 
  • Dutch-speaking journalists can apply for our one-off Money Trail opportunity for investigations published in the Netherlands.

IRPI is launching IrpiMedia


Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), first centre for investigative reporting in Italy, launched  its media outlet, IrpiMedia. It will be mainly an investigative media outlet, hosting written investigations and features but also documentaries and podcasts: its first release is with Verified, out now on Stitcher. 

We are working from home

2020-03-16's team currently works from home. But we remain in constant contact with all our partners, grantees, potential applicants and all other stakeholders.

Money Trail project

Apply now for a Money Trail training in Nairobi


Money Trail offers a new five-day training course focused on how to make you a better and more secure investigative reporter. The course takes place from 29 June until 3 July 2020 in Nairobi. Deadline for applications is 9 March 2020.

Upcoming Events


 The Internet Freedom Festival is the only organization focused entirely in community development for the Internet Freedom field


The World Press Freedom Conference (WPFC) – hosted by UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands – was due to be held from 22 to 24 April 2020 at the World Forum in The Hague. However, due to developments surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), the decision has been taken to postpone the event. It will now most probably be held from 18 to 20 October at the same location.

The Hague

Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference 2020 – opens in Mechelen, Belgium, on Thursday November 5 2020 at 10 am with Hack Day and pre-conference masterclasses.