The Simon Cumbers Media Fund enables journalists to report on stories of contemporary life in developing countries that would otherwise not be told to an Irish audience. Journalists and media professionals have the opportunity to apply for funding twice a year – in the summer, and in the winter. The Fund also supports a student round each year. Click on the relevant button to find out more.
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About Irish Aid
The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is an initiative of Irish Aid, the Government of Ireland’s programme for overseas development. The main aim of the Irish Aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Irish Aid established the Simon Cumbers Media Fund in 2005 in memory of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers who was killed while on assignment for the BBC in Saudi Arabia the previous year.Find Out More