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2020 Money Trail Grants for African, Asian and European Journalists

2020 deadlines (all times are Brussels time):

  • 15 June 2020, 4.00 PM

  • 14 September 2020, 4.00 PM

In Money Trail, Journalismfund.eu offers working grants for African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Grants are awarded to journalists solely by Journalismfund.eu, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole. This working grants project is part of a larger Money Trail project.

For Who?

  • Intercontinental journalist teams from Africa, Asia and Europe.

  • Regional cross-border collaborations in Africa and Asia.

  • Exceptional proposals from individual journalists in Africa and Asia whose story includes an offshore element in a national story - where the money trail leads to a tax haven - can be accepted.

  • European journalists planning on applying must collaborate with an African or Asian journalist.

  • Foreign correspondents in Africa or Asia must collaborate with local journalists.


Journalismfund.eu supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. A grant can cover two types of costs:

  • Working expenses: these can include travel, accommodation, translation, access to pay-databases, etc.

  • We do not support fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers or production costs, nor do we support food and beverages.

  • Research time (only for freelance journalists).

Download the budget template HERE (new template as of May 2020).

The total available amount per application round is around 50.000 euro: this amount is distributed among different projects.



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