FUNDING THE FUTURE OF NEWS

We're helping to build a diverse information ecosystem by funding emerging, community-driven news organisations

The Engaged Journalism Accelerator is committed to creating more resilient and more impactful relationships between news organisations and the communities they serve.

Over the duration of the programme, we will fund up to 15 organisations in Europe with a proven record of sustaining a loyal community and a willingness to develop a resilient business model. Each will receive between €35,000 - €50,000.

Suitable organisations may be looking to finance expansion, develop strategy or new revenue streams, improve product development capabilities or increase loyalty among their community. Our grants can be used to introduce expertise, processes or technology to support this.

The Accelerator does not aim to fund one-off storytelling projects or temporary audience engagement initiatives.

Key dates

September 2018
- news organisations approached as part of closed call for applications

October 2018
- announcement of news organisations that have been successful in receiving a grant through a closed call for applications
- start of open call for applications for the second round of Accelerator funding

December 2018
- deadline for submitting proposals to the open call (Friday 7 December 9am CET)

January 2019
- announcement of up to 12 news organisations that have been successful in receiving a grant through the open call for applications

If you have more questions about the funding process, check out our FAQs or this Q&A document from prospective applicants.

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Photo: Ben Whitelaw

Based in Athens, Greece, Solomon is one of the first organisations to receive funding through the Accelerator

Applications for funding are open until 7th December 2018

Apply now

Our grantees so far

Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry

Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry

Founder

Clydesider

Cătălina Albeanu

Cătălina Albeanu

Digital editor

Decât o Revistă (DoR)

Clara Jiménez Cruz

Clara Jiménez Cruz

Co-founder

Maldita

Fanis Kollias

Fanis Kollias

Founder

Solomon

Javier de Vega

Javier de Vega

Communications officer

Civio

Laurence Jenard

Laurence Jenard

Director

Médor

Megan Lucero

Megan Lucero

Director

Bureau Local

Paul Myles

Paul Myles

Head of editorial

On Our Radar

Rico Grimm

Rico Grimm

Editor-in-chief

Krautreporter

Sune Gudmundsson

Sune Gudmundsson

Director

Koncentrat

Szelim Simándi

Szelim Simándi

Brand community advisor

Mérce

Taras Yatsenko

Taras Yatsenko

Co-founder

Tvoe Misto

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