Poynter’s IFCN, Facebook Grant Opens for Fact-Checkers Fighting Climate Misinformation


The Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) in collaboration with Facebook will award up to $800,000 in grant support to fact-checkers, climate organizations and solution providers working to combat false and misleading information about climate change as the world faces increasing environmental disasters as a result of climate change.

The programme will accept requests from organizations around the world that demonstrate track record of detecting or disproving false climate claims.

Baybars Örsek, IFCN director said of the partnership “We are happy to partner with Facebook on this yearlong grant programme. As countries brace for extreme weather impact, the global fact-checking community is preparing to refute climate misinformation. The Climate Misinformation Grant Program allows members of the fact-checking ecosystem to present innovative proposals and launch initiatives that will reduce climate misinformation and help shape the future of accountability journalism.”

IFCN and Facebook encourage collaborative partnerships with creative mechanisms to verify information. An independent selection committee of scientists, researchers and journalists will award recipients up to $100,000. 

Grantees will have opportunities to access IFCN staff, build tools to fight climate misinformation, and share their outcomes with the global fact-checking community.

The application period will run from September 16, 2021 to October 31, 2021. Winners will be notified by December 15, 2021.

For further information and to apply for the Climate Misinformation Grant Programme, please visit: https://www.poynter.org/climate-misinformation-grant-program/.