Money Trail Grants

Money Trail offers (since 2018) grants for African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse, money laundering and corruption.

LAST application deadline for this programme: 14 December 2020!

Pascal Decroos Fund

The Pascal Decroos Fund strives (since 1999) to advance investigative journalism in the Flemish media. It awards grants to distinctive journalistic projects that are published or broadcast in Flemish media.

Next application deadline will be in the first quarter of 2021.

European Cross-border Grants

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

The next application round will be in 2021. 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. 

Deadline: 12 October 2020

Flemish Emergency Fund

With this Emergency Fund wants to support journalists that are affected by the COVID-19 crisis. It awards grants to distinctive local journalistic projects that are published or broadcast in Flemish media.

Next application deadline: 18 October 2020.

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.