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Dutch journalism subsidies

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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 FundExternal link (Stimulieringsfonds voor de Journalistiek, SVDJ) or the Fund for Journalism Projects (FBJP).

SVDJ Accelerator (SVDJ)

The SvdJ acceleratorExternal link (in Dutch) is financial support and coaching for innovative media projects (in Dutch). The programme is for media startups and existing media organisations, which want to experiment with new platforms and media solutions. The next round for applications is at the beginning of 2020.

Investigative journalism (SVDJ)

The investigative journalism subsidyExternal link (in Dutch) scheme supports the setting up and expansion of investigative journalism teams in the Netherlands (in Dutch). This scheme is mainly geared to regional and local initiatives. This scheme was a pilot and it is not possible to apply for this subsidy at present.

Exploitation scheme (SVDJ)

The exploitation schemeExternal link (in Dutch) helps start or continue a printed or digital publication which is published at least monthly (in Dutch). This scheme is available for individual and joint projects and organisation research. Applications can be submitted all year round.

Research scheme (SVDJ)

The research schemeExternal link (in Dutch) is for research to improve the Dutch journalism sector (in Dutch). Applications can be submitted all year round.

Sponsor scheme (SVDJ)

The sponsor schemeExternal link (in Dutch) is finance for organisations that want to launch a short journalism project. Every year there are 2 rounds (starting per 1 January and per 1 July) for applications.

Dutch Fund for Journalism Projects (FBJP)

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

When do your 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. Applications take 13 weeks to process.

Or apply to the Dutch Fund for In-depth JournalismExternal link for FBJP subsidies.

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