Donor: Journalismfund.eu
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 07.11.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 475.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Media & Journalism

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1)  Objective

This grant, mentoring and scholarships programme aims at addressing the shortage of local independent journalism by administering grants to local investigative journalistic projects in Europe and stimulating cross-border collaboration.

This programme will:

  • Stimulate local journalists and (small) news outlets to conduct investigative journalism and learn from colleagues in other countries, creating a European network of local (investigative) journalists in the long run.
  • Stimulate local journalists and news outlets to compare with other regions and cities in other countries that face similar problems or challenges, which are eminently European issues.
  • Increase the dissemination, reach and impact of local investigative journalism.

The grant programme will be open for teams of local investigative journalists and/or local media outlets from at least two different European countries who have good ideas for a local cross-border investigation. For example: journalists and/or news outlets from different comparable cities investigate how their cities cope with e.g. housing, waste, tourism, mobility, etc.

2) Eligibility

Journalists and independent media outlets are eligible to apply. At least 80% of your requested budget should go to journalists/media based in the European Union.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Europe.

4) Budget

For the European Local Cross-Border grants (2024-2026), Journalismfund Europe received support from The European Union, Vereniging Veronica and Limelight Foundations. In 2024 they target a total grant budget of €475,000 to distribute over four application rounds (€118,750 per call).

5) Application

For this grant programme there are 4 application rounds scheduled in 2024. The first deadline will be Thursday 25 April 2024 at 1pm CET. The second deadline will be Thursday 27 June 2024 at 1 pm CEST. The third deadline will be Thursday 26 September 2024 at 1 pm CEST. The fourth deadline was: Thursday 7 November 2024 at 1 pm CEST

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