Civitates grants €2,467,000 to 11 independent public-interest journalism organisations across Europe for a period of 3 years.
A selection committee comprised of Civitates foundation partners and advised by a diverse experts group has chosen 11 independent journalistic organisations to receive core grants for the next 3 years.
Civitates’ financial support is meant for the general operating of news organisations, as well as for their organisational strengthening – it doesn’t fund individual stories but complements such grants that already exists. With Civitates’ long-term support, we believe that our grantee partners will develop in a sustainable, resilient and inter-connected way.
Civitates has particularly welcomed applications from organisations operating in contexts where the market has failed to support independent journalism, media have been captured by state or non-state actors, or where there has been a hostile legal environment for public-interest journalism.
The grants are expected to go out at the beginning of 2021. The successful 11 organisations are based in 8 countries and are listed alphabetically according to the country they operate in: