A workshop for prospective applicants to the Winter 2012 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 11th September 2012, at the Irish Aid Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was set up to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media. Two rounds of funding are allocated every year: one in summer, and one in winter. The Fund was established by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers.
During the workshop, past recipients – journalist Sarah Stack and photographer Julien Behal, both of the Press Association – will speak about their experiences of the Fund, and representatives from Irish Aid will be on hand to provide details of the Winter 2012 round, including the themes and guidelines that must be observed by applicants.
Under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund, journalists are invited to submit proposals for coverage on a development issue, which will involve travel to a developing country. The average grant awarded in 2011 was €2,894, and the closing date for receipt of applications for the Winter 2012 round will be Friday, 12th October.
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