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gal-dem and Hackney Citizen to benefit from Covid support fund

Posted on: November 6, 2020 by Mariella Brown

68 more news organisations and freelancers have received grant funding through the European Journalism Covid-19 Support Fund, it has been announced.

The online publication for female and non-binary people of colour gal-dem and a London free independent monthly newspaper Hackney Citizen are among the UK recipients of the fund.

Ten UK news organisations and freelancers will receive grants between €5,000 and €25,000 from the fund set up by the European Journalism Centre in partnership with Facebook Journalism Project to assist organisations adapting to business during the coronavirus crisis.

The fund, which is in its second wave of grant allocations, had a particular focus on journalists and publications serving underreported or underrepresented groups and communities.  

Recipients of the Emergency Fund could use cash to replace lost revenue from print publications, supplement lost advertising revenue due to the Covid-19 crisis, or engage communities within short-term Covid-19 related initiatives such as newsletters or online events.

Through the Endurance Fund, three news organisations – including the Scottish based investigative journalism platform the Ferret and Welsh independent news site Caerphilly Media – are receiving grants of €25,000 or €10,000 for specific initiatives related to pivoting their business model during the Covid-19 crisis.

UK recipients of the funds are listed below:

Emergency Fund (freelancers and news organisations)

Artur Conka (€5,000)

Luke Butterly (€5,000)

Joan McFadden (€5,000)

Hackney Citizen (€25,000)

The Pavement (€25,000)

YourHarlow.com (€5,000)

The Edinburgh Reporter (€10,000)

Endurance Fund (news organisations)

United Kingdom

Caerphilly Media Ltd (€10,000)

The Ferret (€25,000)

gal-dem (€25,000)