BRUSSELS - For the first round of 2019, 17 applications were submitted to the European Cross-border Grants jury. There was balanced participation of men and women in the 17 teams (24 female and 26 male journalists).

In this cycle, we received 17 applications with a total of 50 journalists participating in all teams. From the main applicants, 11 were men and 6 were women. We had balanced participation of men and women in the 17 teams (24 female and 26 male journalists).

The majority of applicants were freelancers – reporters and photographers – and only 12 were staff members of media organisations. At least 23 nationalities were represented with a strong representation of journalists from the Netherlands and Romania.

Investigations vary in duration, deliverables and cost. The median amount asked was 13,210 euros and the available fund to distribute was 63,000 euros. The majority of the projects will be published in digital media and print media. 

Jury decision

The jury has awarded 7 teams a grant to do their research. The total amount granted is 60,250 euros. 

The next application deadline is on the 15th of April. Those who have questions can send them to our project coordinator katerina.voutsina [at] journalismfund.eu or sign up for a 30-minute consultation here

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.

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.