Microgrants & Mentoring

To support the development of Solutions Journalism in the Czech Republic, Transitions in cooperation with local partners, opens micro-grant calls in several Central European countries. This support is designed for journalists and editors as well as for freelancers who want to do rigorous reporting and bring evidence-based inspiration and knowledge from other places that are facing similar social challenges to their communities to help them responding to their problems.

In addition to financial support, we also offer mentoring during the whole production of the article to achieve the highest possible quality. Participation in a practical SJ workshop or in a webinar by Solutions Journalism Network (duration of approximately 2 hours) is a condition to receive the the grant.
The proposal should meet following principles:

The proposal must meet the basic criteria of the Journalism Solutions:

The following factors will be taken into account when assessing the application:


Candidates can apply for support through this form with their project. The deadline for the call is September 20, 2018.

Each request will be judged by a commission composed of representatives Transitions and Solutions Journalism Network. This commission will select the winning candidates to be announced on October 1, 2018. The grant recipients have three months (until December 31, 2018) to publish their work.

After publishing the story, the grantee is required to submit a report of a minimum of 4,000 characters on his/her practical experience with the use of Solutions Journalism. Each published story needs to include following statement: “Report / Contribution / article was created thanks to the support of Transitions.”

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