In April 2020, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) launched a $3m USD fund to support hundreds of community, local and regional European news organisations and journalists during the COVID-19 crisis.
Our mission is to protect news organisations and journalists that are supporting the most affected communities across Europe. Our grants will help them provide essential coverage, inform citizens and fight misinformation with minimal resources during the COVID-19 crisis.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide core funding to support community engagement initiatives, address critical business needs, and facilitate innovative journalistic coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wave 1, launched in April 2020, saw €1,530,000 awarded to 94 news organisations and freelancers from 28 countries across Europe.
For Wave 2 of the Fund, there are two tracks that will provide grants ranging between €5,000 and €25,000.
Applications for Wave 2 of the European Journalism COVID-19 Support Fund are now open. The deadline is 11:59pm CEST on Friday 25 September 2020.
€5,000, €10,000 and €25,000 grants for news organisations to address immediate and critical business needs; €5,000 grants for freelance journalists or groups of freelance journalists.
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