Donor: German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 25.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism

Project Locations

  1. Europe



1) Objective

In response to the security challenges and humanitarian crisis caused by Russia’s war against Ukraine, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and its Ukraine: Relief, Resilience, Recovery program is launching a new call for project proposals for civil society organizations and independent media from Ukraine.

Under this thematic area, priority will be given to proposals that support the media’s key role in informing their audiences. The following indicative actions are eligible under this thematic area (non-exhaustive list):

  • Core support for immediate needs such as salaries, costs for temporary relocations (rent, utilities), communication, and equipment, including laptops, cameras, microphones, etc.;
  • Support for media content creators to diversify sources and formats of accurate information through on-the-ground reporting and fact-checking;
  • Monitoring and exposing malign actors, their narratives, and dissemination patterns;
  • Content creation to reach diverse and new audiences;
  • Development of policy recommendations to limit the impact of false news;
  • Access to wellbeing services for journalists, including psychological support, coaching, and trauma healing;
  • Personal safety/survival trainings for journalists in war/conflict zones.

2) Eligibility

Projects should be initiated by CSOs and independent media legally registered in Ukraine, which are based or relocated to and working from Ukraine and neighboring countries. The involvement of additional local partners is encouraged, and welcomed. The proposals cannot cover costs related to food, construction/renovations, or clothing. The cost of expenses indicated in the budget for compensation of salaries to members of the organization’s team should not exceed 40 percent of the total budget.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Ukraine.

4) Budget

The maximum funding amount is $25,000; duration is 3–12 months.

5) Application

Proposals will be received and evaluated on an ongoing basis. Project proposals must be sent to Ukraine3R@gmfus.org Please note the number of the priority area and short project name in the subject line of the email.

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