Earth Journalism Network Small Grants Program

The Earth Journalism Network is currently seeking applications for the small grants fund from eligible projects all over the world (preferably from the developing world) aimed at building network and media capacity to cover environmental issues. A total of US$50,000 is available for funding in the coming year, which will be divided among at least 5 projects.

The small grants fund with flexible spending guidelines will invest in strategic opportunities for media development, build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks and their members, and respond to their communities’ needs.

Who can apply

Grants offered are primarily focused on the developing world but are open to proposals from anywhere. Projects aimed at building networks of environmental journalists (whether these are existing networks or prospective networks) are especially encouraged to apply. Projects that use innovative methods to build networks or distribute environmental news will also be favourably viewed.

Earth Journalism Grants Fund will be focused on capacity building, but if special opportunities arise the fund will be open to supporting fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events.

Past Grantees

Earth Journalism Network in the past has supported local initiatives such as conferences that launched the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists, the Mexican Network of Environmental Journalists, the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists, the launch of a Pan-Amazon Network, Fellowships for members of the Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists, and a project that helps an Indonesian citizen journalists’ network use text messaging to distribute environmental news.

Last date for submission of applications is November 7, 2011.

For more information, visit http://earthjournalism.net

Find more grant opportunities by visiting http://www.yipekenya.org/News.htm

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