BRUSSELS - Do you have doubts about how to apply for our Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism? Journalismfund.eu offers advice to journalists with questions about their idea or application.

Our project coordinator Klaudia Bronckaerts will be offering pre-application advice via Zoom on 11 & 18 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 Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism is 28 July 2022.
Next deadline: 13 October 2022

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

  • Cross-border teams of at least two journalists and/or news outlets can submit a proposal for a journalistic investigation about an issue that concerns the environment.
  • The applicants must be professional freelance journalists or news outlets. Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect. News outlets must be legal entities officially incorporated at least one year before the application deadline of the grant call.
  • The investigation proposal must concern cross-border environmental investigative journalism on European affairs, in or outside Europe. This means that the investigation has (also) to be of relevance for Europe. Next to investigations into environmental issues that transcend borders, this grant can also support e.g. comparative investigations into local environmental issues and policies between two or more countries, regions, cities, etc.
  • The result of the investigation must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different countries (one in Europe). Letters of intent for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required.

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.

Thomson Foundation

Online training tools in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian-Montenegrian (BCSM)


Journalismfund.eu's Earth Programme supported a project implemented by the Thomson Foundation. That provides online training tools in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian-Montenegrian (BCSM). It wil enable investigative journalists to upskill with regards to reporting on environmental issues.