Simon Cumbers Media Fund Workshop

A workshop for prospective applicants to the Summer 2015 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund will take place on Thursday, 16 April 2015 at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, 79 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 from 11am-1pm.simoncumberslogo

Representatives from the Fund and Irish Aid will attend to provide details of themes and guidelines that must be observed by applicants.

The Fund was set up by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers and is designed to facilitate more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media.

Applications from all media disciplines are encouraged and in particular from media professionals who wish to report on the modern reality of life in developing countries, including, but not exclusive to: climate change, entrepreneurism in Africa, innovation, agriculture, food security, and the topic of ‘Women, Peace, and Security’.

The deadline for the receipt of submissions to the Summer 2015 round is Friday, 15th May at 5pm.

Full details on how to apply for funding are available here, or by emailing: The Fund also has active Twitter and Facebook profiles.

Please RSVP to by 5pm on Friday, 10th April, putting RSVP in the subject line, if you intend to attend next week’s workshop.