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Irish Aid’s Annual Report 2017 gives an overview of the work the Irish government is supporting in over 130 countries around the Read more

An information session for media professionals interested in applying to the summer 2018 round of the Fund will be held at the Department of Foreign Read more

Third-level students interested in reporting on development issues for a national media outlet are invited to attend a workshop for prospective applicants to the 2018 Read more

Do I have to travel to an Irish Aid priority country?
Not for the main scheme. The Fund is designed to facilitate coverage of development Read more

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund has a new online application system. This system replaces the old PDF application form which was emailed in with all Read more

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established in 2005 by Irish Aid, the Government’s overseas development aid programme, in memory of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, Read more

Journalists and media professionals interested in travelling to report on global development issues can now apply for funding under the summer 2016 round of the Read more

The Fund hosted two workshops for interested applicants this week in Dublin and Cork on 5th and 6th September.
Irish Aid and DHR Communications gave inputs Read more

Media professionals interested in applying for funding under the winter round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund are invited to attend information workshops on accessing the fund.

Media professionals are now invited to apply for funding under the winter round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, an initiative of Irish Aid aimed Read more