How to Apply – Refugee Crisis Media Fund

The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund (MRJF) has launched the Refugee Crisis Media Fund, with the support of the Tony Ryan Trust. The fund was established to provide support to journalists and media professionals who wish to investigate the refugee crisis in Europe and the impact of the arrival and integration of refugees in Ireland.

The Fund is open to journalists, media professionals and media organisations who wish to submit applications for print, broadcast and / or online projects. Those from regions where refugees have migrated from are particularly welcome to apply, as well as those applying on behalf of multi-media, team based collaborations. Up to €40,000 will be available for allocation and the maximum payable to any applicant will be €20,000.

Applicants will be judged on the potential impact and reach of the proposed investigation and should demonstrate examples of their experience in this area. There must be a clear commitment to focus on highlighting the stories of those affected by the refugee crisis and the originality of the proposed idea should be evident.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 and applicants will be notified of the judging panel’s decisions by Tuesday, 4th July 2017. Applications are to be submitted via email to

The application form is available to download here as well as the  full set of application guidelines which are available here.

All applications will be considered and awards will be made by a panel of independent judges.

A Refugee Crisis Media Fund information workshop will be held at a Dublin location during the month of April and details on this will be made available soon on The workshop will focus on the application process.