Individual Project Grants in the field of media

Sector: Media
Type: Grant
Location: Ukraine and online
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: House of Europe

This grant offers up to EUR 4,000 on your personal project in the field of media with the involvement of the EU or the UK. Make use of it to carry out the project you have been cherishing for a long time. 

We will support you in studying at a school of investigative journalism, joining a creative writing workshop, launching a podcast featuring guests from all over Europe or leading a conference for local media with a headliner from the EU. These are only a few examples out of thousands of initiatives that can be your personal project. 

Study the application guidelines carefully and apply: we are waiting for your inspirational projects. Learn about the pitfalls and ask your question to the grant manager — join the live stream of Facebook on Tuesday 2 November at 16.00.

What is a personal project?
  • A project to become a professional challenge for you. You should get the experience of project management, new skills and acquaintances. 
  • A brand-new project. Not one of the everyday tasks you work on.
  • A project involving the EU or the UK. You can both learn from European colleagues and present them your ideas. 
  • A project with the focus on experience, not profit. You will not get a fee for your work, but you will get a chance to carry out your dream project or advance your skills. 
  • A project that drives you. A course, internship, networking, launch of a new project led and thousands of other initiatives. 

You can check the list of personal projects that we have already supported for some inspiration. 

What topic can I choose for my project?
You can choose any topic you find fascinating and relevant for Ukraine, but we are most excited about projects that address the following:
  • Countering the influx of false and manipulative information and hybrid warfare
  • Journalistic ethics, promotion of good values and best practices
  • Financial sustainability and independence of media
  • Convergence journalism
  • Culture journalism
  • Economic journalism
Can I apply?
This opportunity is for you if you are:
  • A manager of a regional or local media
  • A journalist or editor of a regional or local media
  • A cultural journalist 
  • An economic journalist
  • An investigative journalist
  • A fact-checker
What do I need to apply?
  • An engaging and thought-out project
  • CV
  • A budget of the project drafted in our form 
  • A private entrepreneur status or a partner — an organisation that can receive grant support and will assume the legal issues
  • Proof that your partner organisation from the EU or UK is ready to collaborate. You can provide it later. 
How do I apply?
Apply via our online platform. Before applying, carefully read the application guidelines to find out more about the format of the project, the involvement of an expert or an organisation from the EU and the hints that will help you win the grant. 
Good to know
  • Due to the pandemic, you can only interact with the EU remotely. Please opt for online events, as we will not be able to fund you travelling to the EU to visit your peers or visa versa.
  • Only individually-led projects are eligible, group applications are not.
  • You cannot profit from the project. You also cannot contract the organisation you work at. 
  • You will have up to five months to implement the project. All the planning, implementation, and reporting should be done in February-June 2022. 
  • You must be at least 18 years of age. There are no other limitations as to age. 
  • You must be a citizen of Ukraine, who currently resides in Ukraine.
  • Grant recipients of the House of Europe mobility grant are not eligible for funding by the Individual Project Grant.

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