2021 Biodiversity Media Grants for Journalist Networks
As a part of the Earth Journalism Network’s (EJN) Biodiversity Media Initiative project pleased to announce a second round of grant opportunities for journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions that are working to improve media coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues in countries where information is most under threat and most urgently needed.
The Biodiversity Media Grants will support projects that:
Build the capacity of journalism networks and media organizations to report on biodiversity and conservation issues
Carry out biodiversity and / or conservation training activities for journalists
Build internal capacity
Organize local networks around these issues
EJN is especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in biodiversity-rich regions of the world, such as the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.
The Biodiversity Media Grants will support projects that generally focus on training and capacity building, with flexible spending guidelines that enable local networks to invest in strategic opportunities, build the capacities of their members, and respond to communities’ needs.
This grant fund has US $ 64,000 available for awards this year, which would ideally be shared among four to five projects. Although applications for funding of any amount within this total will be considered, they would expect the average grant size to be between $ 10,000 and $ 15,000, with potentially a greater share of the total going to projects that demonstrate a critical need.
The Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity is designed to support the awareness- or capacity-building around biodiversity and conservation, network building, content production around these issues, or creating digital or other media outlets. Applicants should note their affiliations with existing media organizations or provide detailed plans about how this project would facilitate the creation of a new network or organization.
As Internews is strictly a media development organization, they will not consider applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.
This opportunity is open to journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions. Although they will consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues, preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools and the like.
For more information, visit https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/biodiversity-media-grants-2021