The Earth Journalism Grants Fund is available to support the creation, growth, and capacity of journalism organizations focused on reporting the human dimensions of climate change.
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS DOES THIS GRANT OPPORTUNITY SUPPORT?
· Pakistan -- Pakistan's National Council of Environmental Journalists (NCEJ) focused their project on strengthening their network via the recruitment of new membership through training. NCEJ held 10 training workshops (classroom and field training) on the most crucial environmental issues – particularly those pertaining to water threats – facing Pakistan. This series of trainings resulted in over 70 published stories and initiated a redesign of the NCEJ's official website, transforming it into an information hub for environmental journalists and a repository for stories produced as the result of the trainings.
· In Tunisia, the Tunisian Environmental Reporting Network (TERN) was created through multiple activities, including training workshops, sponsoring members of the network to report from international environmental conferences, and working partnerships with fellow environmental journalists in other countries on the Mediterranean. To house the stories written by network members, this project set up an environmental news section of NAWAAT, an independent collective blog that aggregates media from a variety of sources to provide a forum for citizen journalists
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT?
WHERE CAN THIS FUNDING BE USED?
HOW MUCH FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE GRANTS?
· Grantees are expected to give their full cooperation in monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects, and are encouraged to submit their own monitoring and evaluation plan along with their application. The final monitoring and evaluation plan will be agreed upon by EJN and each individual grantee.
· Applications should include a budget using this form
· The projects are generally expected to take place this year, and we are particularly looking to see a lot of activity carried out prior to the COP21 Climate Summit held in early December, 2015. Final reports for accepted projects must be filed no later than Feb 10, 2016
· Projects that can offer or raise co-financing to complement EJN’s support will be favorably viewed.
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