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The IJ4EU fund hosted a webinar on Thursday, September 22, 2022 to answer questions about the support on offer from Europe’s largest funding programme for cross-border investigative journalism.

On September 1, IJ4EU opened two new calls for investigative journalism projects on transnational subjects in the public interest.

  • IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme provides grants of between €5,000 and €50,000 to cross-border teams of any configuration.
  • IJ4EU’s Freelancer Support Scheme provides grants of up to €20,000 to cross-border investigative teams made up primarily of freelance journalists. It will also provide training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

The deadline for applications to both schemes is 23:59 CEST on October 13, 2022.


Representatives of the International Press Institute and the European Journalism Centre gave a brief overview of the IJ4EU 2022 grants programme and answered questions about the Investigation Support Scheme and Freelancer Support Scheme, respectively.

Representatives of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom summarised other opportunities on offer, including a legal contingency fund, the Media Freedom Rapid Response mechanism, the UNCOVERED conference and IJ4EU Impact Award.

The webinar was held via Zoom.

Earlier this summer, together with  Arena for Journalism in Europe, we organized an online masterclass to help you refine your investigation idea, find collaborators and boost your chances of getting funding.

In case you missed it, Olaya Argüeso, editor-in-chief at Correctiv, Germany wrote a very useful checklist to help you prepare a good application for the IJ4EU grants


Keep in mind that you will find further information about both grant schemes here on the IJ4EU website, including on our FAQ page. Additional webinars may be announced in the future.