Microgrants & Mentoring

To support the development of Solutions Journalism in Central Europe, Transitions, in cooperation with local partners, regularly opens micro-grant calls in the countries of the region. This support is designed for journalists (including freelancers) who want to do rigorous reporting and bring inspiration from other places that are facing similar social challenges to their communities to help them respond to their problems.

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

Each proposal should meet the following principles:

The proposal must meet the basic criteria of Solutions Journalism:

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

Application

Candidates can apply for support for their projects through an application form that will be available when calls for proposals are announced for particular countries.

Each request will be judged by a commission composed of representatives of Transitions, the local partner in the particular country and the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN). This commission will select and announce the winning candidates. The grant recipients will have three months 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 and agrees Transitions and/or SJN may use all or parts of the final report for promotional or training purposes.

Each published story needs to include the following statement: “Report / contribution / article was created thanks to the support of Transitions.”

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