Grants for journalists to investigate environmental crime

Grants for journalists to investigate environmental crime

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, working with the Henry Nxumalo Foundation, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism and #WildEye Asia, is offering grants to journalists to investigate environmental crime in Asia and Africa

We are offering story grants to enable and encourage the exposure of environmental crime of any sort, and to give journalists the time and resources to do this kind of reporting. The grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the scope of the investigation, and the work must be completed within four months.

Any journalist or team of journalists may apply, and the work may be done in any medium/media.

We favour work which is in the public interest, aims to reveal new information, is in-depth and investigative in nature and uses innovative techniques, approaches or technologies.

We encourage applications from both experienced and new journalists. We may be able to offer mentors for the less experienced.

Grant decisions are made by a panel of experts and are treated confidentially.

It will be your responsibility to get the material published/broadcast. We will publish on our websites and retain the right to use the material for publicity purposes.

In Asia, the grants will be managed by our geojournalism mapping tool #WildEye Asia.  Created by Oxpeckers in collaboration with the Earth Journalism Network in 2018, this pioneering platform aims to expose wildlife smuggling networks and how they operate across the continent, and to increase insights into the links that exist on a global scale. 

In Africa, the new story grants will be administered by the Henry Nxumalo Trust in partnership with Wits Journalism in memory of the pioneering investigative reporter Henry Nxumalo.

Applicants have until August 31 2021 to apply. For the Asia grants, fill in this form. For the Africa grants, fill in this form.

Oxpeckers Reporters