BRUSSELS - Do you have doubts about how to apply for our European Cross-Border Grants programme? Journalismfund.eu offers advice to journalists with questions about their idea or application. 

Our project coordinator Svitlana Slabinska will be offering pre-application advice via Zoom on 7 & 26 July, 2022 between 9 AM and 4:30 PM CEST. In this  30-minute meeting, we will discuss your proposal, ideas and any questions that you might have to help you move forward with your application. This is a perfect opportunity for interested journalists to pitch their story idea and discuss whether it is eligible for a grant. 

Please click here or scan the QR-code above to arrange a half-hour time slot for a session. Please note that all times are Brussels time.

Grant deadlines

The deadline for European Cross-Border Grants Programme is 18 August 2022.

The last deadline of 2022 is 20 October. 

Come prepared
We are expecting a good amount of compelling and interesting applications for this round. Book your session now. Juries are looking for well-prepared applications and we want to help you get the chance to be selected.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Teams of journalists from at least two countries in geographical Europe are eligible to apply. When relevant for the story, team members from elsewhere can be accepted too.

  • The applicants must be professional journalists (written or audio-visual press). Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect.

  • Only natural persons can apply for a grant.

  • The project proposal must focus on European topics. The stories must be relevant to European target groups.

  • The project must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different European countries. Letters of intent for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required.

  • Investigative journalism published by professional media in any form is eligible, no matter whether print, online, broadcast or cross-media. All journalistic end products qualify for a grant: newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television documentaries and series, photo-reportages and books, podcasts and journalistic non-fiction books.

Find info about the grant programme here.

Please note: although we may examine your application formally and possibly suggest improvements, this does not, in any way, guarantee a positive evaluation of your application. That decision is made in complete independence by the jury.