The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund (MRJF) 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 wished to investigate the refugee crisis in Europe and the impact of the arrival and integration of refugees in Ireland.
The Fund was open to journalists, media professionals and media organisations who wished to submit applications for print, broadcast and / or online projects. Those from regions where refugees have migrated from were particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those applying on behalf of multi-media, team based collaborations. Up to €40,000 will be allocated to the successful applications 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 was 5pm on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 and applicants will be notified of the judging panel’s decisions by Tuesday, 11th July 2017. The fund is now closed for applications.
All applications will be considered and awards will be made by a panel of independent judges.