Supporting independent, public interest journalism in Europe

Deadline – 30 June 2020

Civitates welcomes proposals for core grants to strengthen public interest journalism organisations across Europe.

Civitates aims to establish a diverse cohort of independent, public interest journalism organisations which defend democracy in Europe :

  • by covering stories of societal importance
  • by exposing abuses of power and drivers of polarization and
  • defending a space in which all voices are heard.

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The fund will provide multi-year commitments for general operating support and the institutional strengthening of its grantee partners to build more durable, more resilient, more networked, and more impactful public interest journalism organisations in Europe.

In addition to strengthening specific organizations, Civitates will connect its grantee partners, encouraging them to learn and grow stronger together. This network effect is an essential element of this line of work and grantee partners are expected to play an active role in it.


Please carefully read the Request for Proposals and Frequently Asked Questions below to find out if you are eligible for funding and apply through our online application system.