Funding

Looking for funding for future study, support, a project or training? We’ve put together the only complete list (that we know of) or places to find some cash to help you get on in journalism.

Got a tip-off? Just want a chat? Drop us a line on jem@journoresources.org.uk.

We’ll aim to update this list at least once a month, so you can plan ahead.

Last Updated February 18

Continual Applications

The Rory Peck Trust
Support for freelancers abroad in critical need, such as medical costs, subsistence and relocation.

The Rory Peck Training Fund
Crucial safety training for freelancers working abroad.

Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust
A quarterly fund for women who have been unable to afford a holiday for several years.

The Membership Puzzle Project
Grants for publications exploring and experimenting with membership models.

Journalism Diversity Fund
Funding for an NCTJ Accredited Course for those from a socially or ethnically diverse background.

February 

Georgina Henry Award – Closes February 20
The award funds an innovative idea – £4,000 for either a student or senior journalist.

March

The Orwell Society Journalism Bursary – Closes March 1 2019
£1,500 bursary for students on, or about to embark on, an MA or BA programme.

The Guardian Scott Trust BursaryCloses March 31 2019
Funding for masters study in journalism, as well as a £6,000 living allowance.

One World Media Production FundExpected to re-open March 2019
Funding for aspiring journalists and filmmakers, raising awareness of the developing world

The Bureau Local Untold Stories Fund – Closed March 7 2018
£1,000 grants to tell stories in local communities which would otherwise go unheard

 

April

Print Futures Awards & Scholars – Closed April 29 2018
Apprentices, workers or students under 30 who want monetary help to train in printing or publishing.

The DO School Scholarship – Closed April 15 2018
A four week funded scheme in Berlin to look at creating meaningful connections. 

May

The Stationers Charity Postgraduate AwardCloses 23rd May 2019
Up to 12 bursaries of £6,000 for those studying an MA with a view to going into content or communications

City University Nick Lewis ScholarshipCloses 31st May 2019
This exciting scholarship is for £10,000 from the Nick Lewis Memorial Trust and a fee reduction of £2,000 given by the City’s Journalism department. 

GoThinkBig Spring Forward Funding – Closed May 7 2018
Up to £500 to run a project of benefit to the wider community, for 18-24-year-olds

June

Aziz Foundation Scholarship (MA Journalism) Closes 28 June 2018
Funding for a student in the British Muslim Community to complete an MA at City or Cardiff. Up to £22,000 to cover tuition and expenses

The Quadrature Scholarship for Investigative Journalism – Closed June 27 2018
£10,000 funding for an MA at City University, plus £2,500 living expenses and a three-month paid placements at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

August

The Local Trust, Journalist at Large Fellowship Closed August 12 2018
A year-long fellowship collecting and creating compelling local stories.

Hostwriter Collaborative Journalism PrizesClosed August 15 2018
Between €1,000-2,000 for collaborative and cross-border stories and pitches.

George Viner Memorial Trust – Closed August 6 2018
Funding for black or minority journalists to complete NCTJ training

September

Write to End Violence Against Women Bursary – Expected to re-open September 2019
A £450 bursary awarded to a new writer on the theme of violence against women.

Postgrad Solutions BursariesClosed September 14 2018
£500 bursaries for those studying an MA course.

November

YouTube Learning Fund – Closed November 30 2018
Funding for channels focussed on education with high levels of subscribers

Online News Association Women’s Leadership Accelerator –  Closed November 30 2018
A free programme of training, with a number of travel stipends available

December

Google Podcasts Creator Program – Closed December 2 2018
Accelerator of funding and training for diverse voices looking to break into podcasting.

Google Digital News Initiative – Closed December 3 2018
Grants for small to large news projects and initiatives.

John S Knight Fellowships at Stanford – Closed December 4 2018
Spend 10 months at Stanford addressing the biggest issues facing journalism. About $85,000, plus tuition and healthcare.

European Journalism Centre Engaged Journalism Accelerator – Closed December 4 2018
€35-50,000 to help make news organisations more resilient and engaged.

January

Kim Wall Memorial Fund – Closed January 4 2018
$5,000 grant in memory of Kim Wall to cover stories on ‘the undercurrent of rebellion’