Grants of up to €130,000 available for solutions-focused journalism

We are opening the second Call for Applications for our Solutions Journalism Accelerator

About the programme

The Solutions Journalism Accelerator aims at delivering grant funding, mentoring, coaching, resources and knowledge transfer to support solutions-focused development journalism in European news organisations.

Who can apply

The Call is for opinion-forming media organisations based in and/or have significant reach to audiences across France, Germany or the United Kingdom.

How to apply

The deadline for applications for the Solutions Journalism Accelerator is Tuesday the 21st of February 2023 at 18:00 CET. Applications must be submitted, in English, via the EJC’s online grants application platform. Creating an account is free of charge.

Do you have questions?

The Call for Applications documentation details all aspects of the grant funding available for media organisations.If you have questions that are not answered in the Call for Applications document or FAQs, you can contact us at

About the programme partners

The programme, launched in 2022, is delivered by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

About the European Journalism Centre

Dutch Stichting European Journalism Centre (EJC) is a non-profit based in the city of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Founded in 1992, the year in which the Treaty of Maastricht connected the city forever to Europe, it has been working independently and successfully to support, strengthen and develop journalism. With a large network in journalism and media and being one of the leading organisations in Europe, the EJC foundation aspires to be an essential resource and provides future insights so it can help journalism and media to innovate and flourish.

About the Solutions Journalism Network

SJN is an international non-profit advancing a system-level change in journalism, leading the adoption of solutions journalism — rigorous reporting on responses to social problems — into the daily news across the world. Our mission is to transform journalism so that all people have access to news that helps them envision and build a more equitable and sustainable world.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. Its mission is to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. It partners with entrepreneurs, companies, and other organisations to create incentives that harness the power of private enterprise to create change for those who need it most.



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