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25 Sept 2020, 00:00 (CEST)
Community, local and regional European news organisations and journalists.
Between €5,000 and €50,000.
European Journalism COVID-19 Support Fund provides core funding to support community engagement initiatives, address critical business needs, and facilitate innovative journalistic coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, communities across Europe are also facing a crisis of information. This situation is also testing the limits of community, local and regional media’s already fragile resilience. However, journalists have a vital role to play in supporting important information needs at this time.
With support from the European Journalism COVID-19 Support Fund, they can:
Provide crucial information about local facilities, services and businesses that is relevant to geographic communities and communities of interest.
Mobilise people looking for ways to help their community
Connect individuals during self-isolation and quarantine.
Produce and explain information about health advice, government support initiatives, data and research, in ways that is relevant and accessible to certain demographics.
Provide hope, respite and confidence by producing and distributing solutions-driven journalism.
Keep people informed about other news and information of interest or importance that isn’t specifically about COVID-19.
Reach: Fund between 100 - 300 news organisations and journalists across Europe, in order to ensure as many communities as possible benefit.
Urgency: Provide financial support in a rapid and accessible way, which will support beneficiaries at their most crucial time of need
Protection: Help beneficiaries mitigate challenges related to financial sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis by providing them with core funding.
Community: Keep affected communities informed with relevant, clear and timely information about COVID-19 and other important stories, by directing support to a diverse range of grantees
Flexibility: Provide funding that allows beneficiaries to solve their own problems.
Inspiration: Inspire other news organisations and journalists to engage with their communities by sharing learning, experiences and knowledge.