DEADLINE: Fossil Fuels Programme

Event Date: 
July 25, 2024

News media and newsrooms still predominantly operate nationally. However, the climate crisis and power structures that hinder the transition away from fossil fuels markedly transcend national boundaries.

The's Fossil Fuel Grant Programme is therefore aimed at cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or newsrooms to investigate and document unreported activities by European fossil fuel companies and their proxies within and beyond the continent.

Next to investigations of fossil fuel industry activities that transcend borders, this programme can also support investigations that compare local industry activities or policies between two or more regions.

The resulting stories must be published in at least two outlets in two different countries, at least one must be a European media.

The grants can also offer support to preliminary work in the development of new investigative projects. It can cover working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets, etc.

Next to financial support, teams can also apply for an experienced mentor to provide assistance with the focus of the investigation or a specific skill or competency.

The total available amount to be distributed among all supported investigations will be €50,000. This grant is supported by the Meliore Foundation and housed under a larger programme: The Earth Investigations Programme supported by Arcadia.

For this grant programme there are 20 application rounds scheduled over a period of six years (starting from January 2022).

25 April 2024 at 1pm CET (Brussels time).
25 July 2024 at 1pm CET (Brussels time)
24 October 2024 at 1pm CET (Brussels time).

Details and application.


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