FUNDING THE FUTURE OF NEWS

We have helped build a diverse information ecosystem by funding emerging, community-driven news organisations

The Engaged Journalism Accelerator is committed to creating resilient and impactful relationships between news organisations and the communities they serve.

During the programme, we have funded 12 organisations in Europe with a proven record of sustaining a loyal community and a willingness to develop a resilient business model. You can see a list of the grantees below and read more about their work here and here.

Each has received between €35,000 and €50,000 to finance expansion, develop new strategy or revenue streams, improve product development capabilities or increase loyalty among their community.

Our grants have been used to introduce expertise, processes or technology to support this work. The Accelerator has not sought to fund one-off storytelling projects or temporary audience engagement initiatives.

There are currently no plans for further grants as part of this programme. To receive updates about the programme and possible funding opportunities, you can sign up to the Accelerator online community

Funding milestones

September 2018
- News organisations approached as part of a closed call for applications

October 2018
- Announcement of 4 news organisations that have been successful in receiving a grant through a closed call for applications
- Start of open call for applications for the second round of Accelerator funding

December 2018
- Deadline for submitting proposals to the open call (Friday 7 December 9am CET)

January 2019
- Announcement of 8 news organisations that have been successful in receiving a grant through the open call for applications

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Several Accelerator grantees catch up at an event in Budapest in November

Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry

Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry

Founder

Clydesider

Cătălina Albeanu

Cătălina Albeanu

Digital editor

Decât o Revistă (DoR)

Clara Jiménez Cruz

Clara Jiménez Cruz

Co-founder

Maldita

Fanis Kollias

Fanis Kollias

Founder

Solomon

Javier de Vega

Javier de Vega

Communications officer

Civio

Laurence Jenard

Laurence Jenard

Director

Médor

Megan Lucero

Megan Lucero

Director

Bureau Local

Paul Myles

Paul Myles

Head of editorial

On Our Radar

Rico Grimm

Rico Grimm

Editor-in-chief

Krautreporter

Sune Gudmundsson

Sune Gudmundsson

Director

Koncentrat

Szelim Simándi

Szelim Simándi

Brand community advisor

Mérce

Taras Yatsenko

Taras Yatsenko

Co-founder

Tvoe Misto

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