European Cross-border Grants

With the awarded European Cross-Border Grant programme, supports (since 2009) professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics.

The next application deadline is Thursday 9 September 2021 at 12 pm CEST.

Modern Slavery Unveiled

This grant programme aims to enable teams of investigative journalists to investigate and document cases or aspects of how Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour are exploited in Europe.

The next application deadline is 16 September 2021 at 12 pm CEST.

Pascal Decroos Fund

The Pascal Decroos Fund is's oldest grant programme. Since 1999 it strives to advance investigative journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium.

The next application deadline is 10 September 2021 at 12 pm CET.

Science Journalism (pilot)

With this pilot project wants to stimulate in-depth science journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium

Next deadline: 10 September 2021 - 12 pm CEST. LOCAL (pilot)

With this pilot project, aims at addressing the shortage of local independent journalism by awarding grants to local investigative journalistic projects in Belgium and the Netherlands and stimulating cross-border collaboration.

Money Trail Grants (closed)

Money Trail offered grants for African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse, money laundering and corruption.

The last application deadline for this programme was 14 December 2020. 

Flemish Emergency Fund (closed)

With this Emergency Fund wanted to support journalists that were affected by the COVID-19 crisis (2020). It awarded grants to distinctive local journalistic projects that are published or broadcast in Flemish media.

Flemish Journalism Fund (closed)

The Flemish Journalism Fund was launched in the Summer of 2018 to support diversity and innovation in journalism in Flanders. The Fund was a project of, in partnership with the Flemish Association of Journalism and the Flemish government.

Flanders Connects Continents (closed)

Flanders Connects Continents was a project that offered working grants for intercontinental teams of investigative journalists consisting of at least one Flemish and one Sub-Sahara African journalist. The project was run by under its Flemish Pascal Decroos Fund grant programme. (2016)

Connecting Continents (closed)

Connecting Continents was a pilot project offering working grants for mixed teams of African and European journalists to investigate financial governance in Africa (2015-2016). The project was launched by in cooperation with Oxfam Novib. 

FoX Grants (closed)

Freedom of expression, though guaranteed in all European constitutions, is under pressure in a lot of countries. ECPMF and launched in 2015 and 2016 two calls for applications for their FoX grant, which gives journalists who know of a breach of freedom of expression the time and money to document it.