EJN Story Grants on Green Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic 2022 (up to £1,100)

EJN Story Grants on Green Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic 2022 (up to £1,100)

Deadline: January 3, 2022

Proposals are invited for the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Story Grants on Green Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic 2022. EJN is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth or investigative stories that will highlight progress toward a post-pandemic “green recovery”.

EJN is seeking to increase reporting on this emerging topic in order to improve public understanding of these actions and ensure that governments are held accountable for implementing recovery plans that work towards a sustainable future. This is a critically timed opportunity to shape investment for years to come, and for the public to have a voice in ensuring that their country is rebuilt better than before.


  • They expect to award 10 grants with the average grant amount being £1,100 GBP. They may consider larger grant amounts for stories using innovative or investigative approaches that may be more costly and time-consuming.


  • Applications are open to journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environment and/or issues related to climate.
  • They encourage applications from freelancers and staff from all types of media organizations—international, national, local and community-based.
  • They are seeking to support both early-career and senior journalists with many years of reporting experience. They will accept both individual and group applications, but for the latter we ask that the application is made in the name of one lead applicant who will receive the grant on the group’s behalf, if awarded.

Judging Criteria

Applicants should consider the following points when devising their story proposals.

  • Relevance: Does the proposal meet the criteria and objectives of the call? Why does this story matter and to whom? Is the main idea, context and overall value to the target audience clearly defined?
  • Angle: If the story has been covered by mainstream media, does your proposal bring new insights into the topic or offer a fresh angle?
  • Impact: Does the proposal have a compelling narrative or investigative element that will inform and engage, draw attention, trigger debate and urge action?
  • Innovative storytelling: The use of creative approaches, multimedia and data visualization will be considered a plus.


  • Applications should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested. Download the budget template here.
  • You must submit two samples of stories or links to relevant work. You’ll be asked to upload these as part of the application process.

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For more information, visit EJN Grant.