Civitates - a consortium of 16 European foundations including Fritt Ord - welcomes proposals for core grants to strengthen public interest journalism organisations across Europe.
The fund aims to establish a diverse cohort of independent, public interest journalism organisations which defend democracy in Europe by covering stories of societal importance. Applicants should seek to expose abuses of power and drivers of polarization and defend a space in which all voices are heard.
Civitates will provide multi-year commitments for general operating support and the institutional strengthening of its grantee partners to build more durable, more resilient, more networked, and more impactful public interest journalism organisations in Europe.
In addition to strengthening specific organizations, Civitates will connect its grantee partners, encouraging them to learn and grow stronger together. This network effect is an essential element of this line of work and grantee partners are expected to play an active role in it.
The new deadline for the Request for Proposals is 30 June 2020.
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The full Request for Proposals
can be found on the Civitates website.
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Civitates is a philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe, established in 2017. It provides funding for civil society actors to come together, revitalize public discourse, and ensure that all voices are heard. One of Civitates’ activities is strengthening the capacity of civil society actors, collectively and more effectively.
The 16 members of the consortium are: Adessium Foundation, Stefan Batory Foundation, Bertelsmann Stiftung, European Cultural Foundation, ERSTE Stiftung, Fondation de France, Fritt Ord, King Baudouin Foundation, Körber Stiftung, Luminate, Mott Foundation, Nicolas Puech Foundation, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Stiftung Mercator.