Updated May 26, 2020

Journalism Relief Fund

Offered by International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the IWMF is turning our attention to how we may best serve our community of women journalists at this unprecedented moment in history. Based on early, anecdotal evidence of cancelled assignments, lost income and an inability to pay essential living expenses, we anticipate a great need for support within our global network of journalists – especially among freelancers with no safety net.

The IWMF's Journalism Relief Fund is open to women-identifying journalists in dire straits - journalists who have faced significant financial hardship, lost work, were recently laid off or who urgently need assistance to avoid severe, irreversible outcomes.
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Open Year RoundDeadline
Up to $2,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasCommunication with Communities (Humanitarian Assistance)
Communications and Media
To be eligible for the IWMF’s Journalism Relief Fund, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Be a staff or freelance woman-identifying reporter, working in any medium, whose primary profession is journalism (priority would be given to freelancers and journalists recently laid off);
Has worked full-time as a journalist within six months of applying for assistance;
Apply for assistance directly related to the global health crisis;
And, has no other sources of income available at this time.

Application Directions

Interested applicant can register and apply online.
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