Environmental Reporting Collective Collaborative Reporting Grants 2022 (Win up to $3, 000)

Environmental Reporting Collective invites applications for the Environmental Reporting Collective Collaborative Reporting Grants in 2022.

These grants are specifically aimed at promoting collaboration, and allowing journalists from different countries to work together to fill in gaps in each others’ reporting, especially when tracing environmental crimes across borders.

Worth of Award

Grants for the Environmental Reporting Collective Collaborative Reporting Grants range from $1, 000 to $3, 000 USD.


  • Applications must include at least two journalists or media outlets from two different countries or regions. Freelancers are welcome to apply.
  • Proposals must be investigative, and have an environmental focus (you can interpret this broadly).
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate how their story would benefit from collaboration.

How to Apply

  • A one page “pitch” of your proposal with details on your idea, and reporting plan.

  • A one page proposed budget

  • Resumes for each journalist with links or PDFs of your previous investigative reporting.

    • For media outlets, data about your reach, audience, and links to previous investigations.

      • Note: Outlets are strongly encouraged to sign up as a partner newsroom before or when applying, but it’s not required and will not jeopardise their application.

    • For staff writers, a short letter of support from an editor at your newsroom.

    • For freelancers, links to previously published stories, and names/contact information for 2 editors you have worked with. Optional – a letter of support from an outlet that is willing to publish your story.

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Deadline: Applications are accepted anytime, with decisions made quarterly. Applications will be considered within 3 months of their submission from when applications are opened, to when they are closed.


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