Great investigations start with a great pitch. Before you submit your next Money Trail grant application on September 14, talk to us! Register for a pre-application consultation appointment.

Wondering if your idea is eligible for a Money Trail grant? Looking for teammates to collaborate with? Not sure how to budget your investigation? 

We are here to help! Click the link below to register for a 30-minute pre-application consultation in August. Appointments are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.


Every year, Journalismfund.eu receives dozens of Money Trail grant applications. Those, however, that get picked by the jury and receive a grant are usually very well researched, focused, and include a reasonable budget. 

The one remaining application deadline for this grant programme is on 14 September 2020.

What we offer: 

-- Review of story pitch (background, research methods, etc)

-- Review of application budget

-- Pre-application networking assistance within our network of journalists and regional experts.

Money Trail is a collaborative project between highly regarded journalism and training organisations – Journalismfund.eu, Finance Uncovered, Free Press Unlimited – and Oxfam Novib.

Through Money Trail programme, Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse money laundering, and corruption in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Grants are awarded to journalists solely by Journalismfund.eu, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole.

The primary goal of this grant is to expose illicit finance, tax abuse, corruption, and money laundering.

Earth Investigations Programme

Two New Grant Programmes for Environmental Journalism


BRUSSELS - Today Journalismfund.eu opens two new grant programmes for environmental journalism: one for cross-border teams of journalists and news outlets to investigate environmental affairs, and one for organisations to develop training and support services.

The two programmes will provide more than 9 million euro in direct support over a course of six years, an unprecedented financial injection for independent investigative journalism in Europe.

Journalismfund.eu continues its Local pilot project


BRUSSELS - Teams of Belgian and Dutch journalists can again apply for grants for local investigative journalism at Journalismfund.eu vzw. After a successful pilot project last year, Flemish Minister of Media Dalle is making 75,000 euros available for this purpose.

Flanders supports science journalism


BRUSSELS - Journalismfund.eu vzw again offers grants for scientific journalism research. The Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister of Science Policy, Hilde Crevits, provides additional support.