Deadline: 27 October 2017
Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the winter 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The fund’s aim is to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media.
Proposed projects should focus on international development themes, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and applicants must demonstrate the relevance of their project to one or more of the seven Irish Aid Priority Areas for Action.
- Global Hunger
- Climate Change
- Fragile States and Situations
- Trade and Economic Growth
- Essential services (incl. Health, Education, WASH, HIV and AIDS, and Social Protection)
- Human rights and Accountability
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Any media organisations, media professionals or media students can apply for funding.
- Applications for print or broadcast projects will be accepted, as well as for photographic and new media projects.
- Collaborative applications are also encouraged, for example, a joint application from a photographer and a print journalist.
- All applicants are eligible to apply for funding to cover photographic exhibition costs, provided there is a photographic element in their main project proposal, and the applicant clearly sets out how they will use the exhibition to increase the reach of the project and raise understanding of development issues.
Applications are assessed by the judging panel for evidence of the following:
- Innovation in treatment of development themes.
- Innovation in project approach.
- Demonstrated experience and evidence of relevant expertise.
- Collaboration across various types of media.
- Estimated audience / readership reach.
- Likely position on broadcast schedule / prominence in publication or online media.
- Value for money.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit Simon Cumbers Media Fund.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.