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These pages contain a selection of projects produced by applicants for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

In 2009, Susan Cahill travelled to Mozambique to document the impact hunger and malnutrition had on the lives of women in the country.
Entitled ‘Women Don’t Read more

In 2009, documentary filmmaker Aoibheann O’Sullivan and producer Martha O’Neill of Wildfire Films received funding from the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to document a radio Read more

In 2009 Lar Boland travelled to Uganda to photograph locals who have taken up beekeeping as a source of income.
As a result of his work, Read more

Tim Desmond from RTE Radio travelled to Ethiopia under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund in 2009. He tracked the journey of Ethiopian coffee from the Read more

In 2009, photographer Emily Quinn travelled to Uganda to highlight a booming fair-trade fashion industry.
For her project, Emily photographed a young Ugandan family wearing Edun Read more

In 2009, Aine Bonner travelled to Ethiopia to document the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the physical and psychological impact it has on Read more

Aideen McLoughlin received funding in 2009 to make a radio documentary about the lives of street children in Ethiopia. “Street Dreams” tells the Read more

Journalist Mairéad O’Reilly travelled to India under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund in 2009. Her article explored micro-financing, particularly in relation to financial assistance provided Read more

Claire Cunningham was awarded funds under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund in 2008. She travelled to Bosnia in 2009 to explore how important music was Read more

In 2009, Brian Kenny received funding under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. He documented the relationship between a young musician from Dublin’s Northside and homeless Read more