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Dutch journalism subsidies

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versie

Are you a media organisation, do you produce printed or digital media publications with journalistic content? Or are you a media startup or investigative journalist? Then you may be eligible for a subsidy from the Dutch Journalism Fund (Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek, SVDJ) or the Fund for Journalism Projects (FBJP).

SVDJ Accelerator & Accelerator Light (SVDJ)

The SVDJ Accelerator (in Dutch) is financial support and coaching for innovative media projects. The programme is for media startups and existing media organisations, which want to experiment with new platforms and media solutions. The Accelerator-programme offers a rigid 7-month system of guidance, sprints, experiments and a subsidy for the duration.

Are you unsure the rigid accelerator system fits your innovative journalism project? You can apply for SVDJ Accelerator Light (in Dutch). This programme consists of 4 meetings and personal guidance. There is no financial support.

Professionalisation of local public media institutions (SVDJ)

The professionalisation of local public media institutions scheme (in Dutch) is available for local public media institutions that want to professionalise in terms of journalistic content and organisation.

Research scheme (SVDJ)

The research scheme (in Dutch) is meant for research to improve the Dutch journalism sector. Applications can be submitted year-round.

Thematic collaboration scheme (SVDJ)

The thematic collaboration scheme (in Dutch) is meant for journalists from different regions, who work together on research for one theme.

Dutch Fund for Journalism Projects (FBJP)

The Dutch Fund for In-depth Journalism grants various subsidies to individual journalists for in-depth journalistic productions which would not be possible without extra funding. This includes:

When do you qualify?

Different conditions apply to the different subsidy schemes. Visit the webpages above for details.

How to apply?

Apply to the Dutch Journalism Fund for SVDJ subsidies. You can find all (expected) application dates on their website (in Dutch). Applications take 13 weeks to process.

Apply to the Dutch Fund for In-depth Journalism for FBJP subsidies.

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