Media Freedom Matters Program: Grants for Advocacy Projects, Educational and Outreach Initiatives in Support of the Media in Moldova

Deadline: 21 January 2018

Freedom House, together with the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, is accepting applications for financial support from local registered non-governmental organizations and coalitions based in the Republic of Moldova, in the Eastern Partnership region and the European Union, seeking to raise awareness of freedom of the press, freedom of expression and independent media information in the Republic of Moldova, including among citizens, poorly protected strata of the population, authorities, local self-government bodies and other members of society.


  • Provide financial support for long-term awareness-raising initiatives, public campaigns and other activities aimed at raising public awareness of freedom of expression and freedom of the press in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Provide new initiatives or campaigns with the necessary technical assistance, support and resources so that in the era of disinformation, with their help, strengthen public confidence in independent Moldovan media and fact-based journalism;
  • To support regional initiatives promoting the active interaction of Moldovan citizens with the media and requiring accountability from the authorities to ensure equal and unbiased access to media distribution services in Moldova.

Thematic Areas

Freedom House and Black Sea Trust will select up to three (3) initiatives for financial support for up to $ 10,000 each. Applications will be considered in the following thematic areas:

  • Increased awareness of freedom of expression / freedom of the press among the general public in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Strengthening public confidence in independent Moldovan media in the era of disinformation;
  • Exchange of opinions and journalism based on facts;
  • Encouraging active interaction of citizens with the media in Moldova;
  • Work with the state authorities on guaranteeing freedom of the press in the Republic of Moldova.

Funding Information

The budget of projects should not exceed 10 000 US dollars.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only non-profit organizations, associations, initiatives and funds operating on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, the European Union or the Eastern Partnership are eligible to participate in this program.
  • Private individuals, as well as state, quasi-public and commercial institutions are not eligible for financing.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website, with “Moldova Media Advocacy Initiatives” as the subject line.

For more information, please visit Media Freedom Matters Program.

U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program

Righteous Persons Foundations: Supporting Jewish Community in United States

EU Call for Proposals: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Process in Vietnam

Rise Against Hunger: Seeking Applications for Nourishing Lives Partnership (NLP) Program

Apply for Russell Sage Foundation’s Grant Program!

U.S. Department of State: Countering Violent Extremism in the Philippines through Targeted, Networked, and Effective Initiatives

3ie Request for Proposals: Qualitative Evaluation of the Impact of Self-Help Groups on Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment in India

Global Affairs Canada Call for Proposals: Dismantling Barriers & Improving the Quality of Education for Women and Girls

National Geographic Society: Documenting Human Migrations Program

Embassy of the Netherlands in Turkey: Seeking Proposals for Matra Programme

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Eastern Caribbean Organized Crime Investigation Program

Call for Applications: Sky Ranch Foundation’s Grant Program

Embassy of the Netherlands: Inviting Turkish Organisations for Human Rights Fund

U.S. Department of Justice: 2019 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program

2019 Resist Grant: Supporting People’s Movements for Justice and Liberation in U.S.

IOOF Foundation’s Grant: Inviting Applicants from Australia

GCERF Call for Concept Notes: Strengthening Community Resilience to Violent Extremism in Tunisia

U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Seeking Applications for Interethnic Reconciliation and Youth Program

Canadian Women’s Foundation: Seeking Proposals for Annual Violence Prevention Grants 2019

National Endowment for the Arts: Seeking Applications for Challenge America Grants Program

NEA: Seeking Applications for “NEA Art Works 1” Grants Program

CMA CGM Foundation 2019 Call for Proposals: Promoting Access to Education for Children in Difficulty

British Council: Inviting Applicants for Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants

EU-Paraguay Call for Proposals: 2018-2019 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Support Scheme