Call for Proposals: CCIJ Africa Water Reporting Grant Program

Deadline: 18-Dec-20 The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism is looking to support two water-related stories that bring together data, visual, and investigative elements. (Ad) What tools do you need to raise funds for your organization? A grants database, a donor search option, sample proposals, a library of guidebooks on how to raise funds, a grants map, a deadline calendar, training from fundraising experts and an alert system to give you timely information about new opportunities. We have all of these in our Premium Membership service – now available at 50% discount. $49.99 per year only. Click here! They would prefer applications from the following countries but will also consider pitches from other African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote de Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Togo, and Zambia. Requirements They have a total of $2,100 allocated for each of the stories they commission. To apply please submit the following materials: (Ad) How can I search grant information of my interest? A pitch that identifies the people applying for the grant and their countries, the outlet where they work, or where they plan to publish if they are freelancers. The pitch must also contain the following elements: A one-paragraph description of the story; An explanation of what has already been done by other outlets and how this story has the potential to break new ground; A description of the minimum and maximum story and the impact each could have; A reporting plan that says why your team is the right one for the project; and a publishing plan. The pitch should contain a visual storytelling plan for stills or video or both, and how this story will come to life through visuals that take the readers in new directions. (The plan must include the name(s) of the visual team member/s and portfolio samples, or a link to samples. If there is no visual plan provided or one that does not meet CCIJ standards, they will assist in finding a person that can fulfil the visual storytelling possibilities of the story; The pitch must also identify at least one water dataset that you will analyze to identify a core part of the story. You can draw on the datasets Open Up has already assembled or a dataset that you have chosen. CCIJ will assist with data support and with a data person for your team if you are unable to source a competent person locally. Important Dates Friday, December 18, 2020: Proposals will be due to them. Please send the materials in a single email. Tuesday, January 5, 2021: The jury will decide the winners. Winners will be notified and the initial tranche of money released after that. Sunday, February 28, 2021: The work must be completed and publication must take place on or before this date. Grant recipients will be required to keep in active communication with their editors and will have the opportunity both to write a blog post about their experience and to appear on CCIJ’s Waterless podcast. For more information, visit https://ccij.io/ccij-africa-water-reporting-grant/ (Ad) Looking for Grants and Donors for your country?

Call for Proposals: CCIJ Africa Water Reporting Grant Program