Fund recipient Richard Chambers describes his reasons for applying to the Fund, and offers guidance for intending applicants ahead of the summer round deadline of Friday, 21st June 2019. Read more about Richard’s project here. Apply to the summer round here.
A Better World is Ireland’s policy for international development. It builds on strong foundations, including the legacy of our missionaries, our volunteers and our NGOs. Through our international development programme, Ireland makes a difference in around 130 countries each year, changing people’s lives for the better. Our contribution to reducing global poverty is regularly found […]
The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is seeking proposals from journalists and photographers who are interested in travelling to a developing country to report for an Irish media outlet on the reality of modern life there. The summer 2019 round of the Fund is now open to local and national media professionals from all disciplines. Supported […]
They had stormed the bridge, broken though the Venezuelan barricades. No one thought they would, but the desperation to reach Colombia proved to be too much. Hours after heavy rain pelted the streets of Cúcuta, the Táchira River rose making the illegal crossings impassable. They could not wait. They had to cross. Lives depended on […]
Before I even get my first glimpse at the sprawling, coltish city of Lilongwe, I’m knee-deep in the roiling complexities of Malawian politics. Golden Matonga and Josephine Chinele, my driver and fixer respectively, both journalists, are rehashing the difficulties of reporting one of the troubled country’s most publicised scandals while I acclimatise to the vivid […]
Cork-based students, we are hosting an information session for prospective applicants to the 2019 Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme at 2pm on Wednesday, 13th March in Áras na Mac Léinn, Student Centre, Main Campus, UCC, College Road, Cork. The information session will be attended by a member of the Student Scheme judging panel and former RTÉ […]