As COVID-19 continues to evolve and there are many myths and facts, ERIM, with the European Union support, is launching grants for local media outlets and CSOs to inform communities about COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and its impacts. Grants will focus on countering disinformation on health risks related to COVID-19 and the vaccination, and inform the local population, mainly vulnerable groups, about governmental actions. The type and amount of support will vary depending on the size, expected impact and reach of the proposed content/media output/campaign.
CSOs and independent media are eligible to receive a grant. Joint applications submitted by CSOs and media outlet(s) will be prioritised. Additionally, applications that intend to reach citizens in the regions or vulnerable groups and those disproportionately affected by the pandemic will be prioritised.
Eligible beneficiaries are:
- Officially registered CSOs working on local/regional level
- Local/regional independent media outlets
Number of Grants: up to 2
Maximum Grant Size: up to EUR 7,000
Project Duration: up to 12 months. We encourage a project start date two months after application submission.
“COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability” is a regional project run by IREX Europe (doing business as Equal Rights and Independent Media (ERIM) and funded by the European Union. The project aims to support Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), independent activists and independent media to continue their work throughout and after the COVID-19 pandemic.