Professional Development Grants For Environmental Journalism

Relevent Country: Switzerland

Apply for the Professional Development Grants for Environmental Journalism to support activities and services for environmental investigative journalism as a whole.

It seeks to promote collective development to build the capacities of environmental investigative journalists, by providing funding to project ideas from organisations and institutions for training and professional development programmes, i.e. skills-focused professional training or fellowship programmes targeting investigative journalists to upskill their capacities to report on environment related issues.

Funding Information

  • The total available amount per call to be distributed among all supported projects will be around €115.000.
  • The Professional Development Grant Programme for Environmental Journalism is funded by Arcadia.

Eligible Costs for Funding

Personnel and operating costs that meet the following cumulative conditions:

  • directly attributable to the project
  • arise during the project period and after the signing of the grant agreement with Journalismfund Europe
  • necessary for carrying out the project
  • effectively incurred by the grant beneficiary, identified and verifiable
  • not funded by other donors or support programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This grant programme is open to incorporated legal entities (organisations, companies, …) with demonstrable expertise in investigative journalism, environmental issues, and/or the development of supporting services.
  • Eligible proposals entail enabling activities and supporting services for environmental investigative journalism in Europe. These can be training and professional development programmes, or other activities, services or tools that enable investigative journalists to upskill with regards to reporting on environmental issues.
  • The project should be clearly defined and limited in time. The grant cannot be used for core funding or for financing permanent operations of an organisation.
  • Individuals (natural persons) cannot apply for this grant.
  • If the project is a collaboration between several organisations, one organisation should apply for the Journalismfund Europe grant.