2022 GRID-Arendal Grants for Investigative Journalism Projects focused on Environmental Crime

Deadline: November 30, 2021.

GRID-Arendal is offering grants for investigative journalism projects focused on environmental crime in developing countries. 

GRID-Arendal is a non-profit environmental foundation based in Norway and supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, among other donors. We are a Partner of the UN Environment Programme and collaborate with other partners on projects that protect the environment, restore ecosystems, and advance the Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on supporting developing countries by creating environmental knowledge to encourage positive change.


  • You must be a professional journalist, either a staff member at a media organization or a freelancer with a record of publishing work in respected media organizations.
  • You must have experience in investigative journalism.

Journalists from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply. They encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.


Due to the success of the previous grants, we are proud to announce that this year we are raising the number of grants offered to six, each representing 20,000 Norwegian kronor (approximately €2,000).


Applications are due in full by midnight Central European Time (CET) on November 30, 2021. Applications should include:

  • Completed application form. The application form can be found on the activity page for investigative journalism grants found here
  • Résumé / CV
  • Estimated project budget, explaining what grant money would pay for
  • (Optional) letter of commitment or a letter of interest from a media outlet.

Applications and supporting documentsshouldbe in English and budgets should be expressed in Norwegian kroner. All materials should be combined into a single PDF and emailed to Romain Langeard ([email protected]) using the subject “GRANT 2022_Name”. Applications that are incomplete or do not meet these requirements will not be considered.


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