The Check Global Independent Media Response Fund is designed to respond to the hyperlocal needs of media practitioners, independent media newsrooms, fact-checking groups, citizen journalism projects, human rights defenders, researchers and technology and digital literacy advocates in North-Africa Western-Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Asia-Pacific region.

The fund is making available micro-grants of up to $5,000 for individuals, and up to $15,000 for collectives and organizations.

Independent Media Response Fund

One impact fund across four regions

The Fund provides grants, training and networking opportunities to help small and medium sized media organizations and initiative

Supporting a diverse range of outputs

We welcome proposals for podcasts, videos, written pieces, campaigns, offline training, MOOCs, toolkits, digital archives and blogs.

2022-2023 Focus: Climate Misinformation

Each year, we look at one global challenge, and how it affects hyperlocal communities. The focus for 2022-23 is climate misinformation.

Each year, we look at one global challenge, and how it affects hyperlocal communities. The focus for 2022-23 is climate misinformation.

Previous Funding Opportunities

We usually announce two calls every year, in July and January, in addition to special calls often in response to particular themes or crises, such as Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 Beirut explosion.

Addressing Climate Misinformation Through Grassroots Journalism

Climate change is one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. Despite its urgency, governments will not deal productively with this issue. We consider that journalists, media practitioners, local journalism initiatives, and independent media organizations have an important role, a multifaceted one; while raising awareness about climate change and its causes, they should also enable and amplify the voices of the communities who are directly impacted by climate change. As such, they would be contributing to the fight against climate misinformation, whether by producing evidence-based stories, campaigns, knowledge and resources, or by fact-checking content being published online about climate change.

By focusing our 2022-2023 call on this issue, we would also be contributing to setting the agenda in terms of what should be seen as an immediate call for action. Our aim is to contribute to solving global challenges, through engaging those who are the most impacted, at a hyperlocal level, in order to get a better understanding of the problems and map potential solutions.

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