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 November 22

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.

November

YouTube Learning FundCloses November 30
Funding for channels focussed on education with high levels of subscribers

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

Journalism Diversity Fund – Closed November 7
Funding for an NCTJ Accredited Course for those from a socially or ethnically diverse background.

December

Google Podcasts Creator ProgramCloses December 2
Accelerator of funding and training for diverse voices looking to break into podcasting.

Google Digital News InitiativeCloses December 3
Grants for small to large news projects and initiatives.

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

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

January

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

February 

Georgina Henry Award – Closed February 7
The award funds an innovative idea – £4,000 for either a student or senior journalist.

March

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

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

Write to End Violence Against Women Bursary – Closed March 12
A £450 bursary awarded to a new writer on the theme of violence against women.

April

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

One World Media Production Fund – Closed April 1
Funding for aspiring journalists and filmmakers, raising awareness of the developing world

The Guardian Scott Trust Bursary – Closed April 15
Funding for masters study in journalism, as well as a £6,000 living allowance.

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

May

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

The Stationers Charity Postgraduate Award – Closed May 25
Up to 12 bursaries of £6,000 for those studying an MA with a view to going into content or communications

June

The Quadrature Scholarship for Investigative Journalism – Closed June 27
£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.

July

Aziz Foundation Scholarship (MA Journalism) – Closed July 23
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

August

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

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

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

September

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