Calls for Entries for Money Trail Grant for Investigative Report on Finance

Ides Debruyne, Managing Director of
Ides Debruyne, Managing Director of is calling on journalism teams and individuals to apply for its Money Trail Grant for African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flow, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Grants are awarded to journalists solely by, with no input or oversight at any stage from the consortium as a whole.

The opportunity is open to intercontinental journalist teams from Africa, Asia and Europe as well as regional cross-border collaborations in Africa and Asia. It will consider exceptional proposals from individual journalists in Africa and Asia whose story includes an offshore element in a national story – where the money trail leads to a tax haven.

European journalists planning on applying must collaborate with an African or Asian journalist while foreign correspondents in Africa or Asia must collaborate with local journalists.

To be eligible to apply, the journalists have to ensure that their story will be published. To this end, during the application procedure, they will be asked to upload commitment of publication from relevant media organizations.

There are 10 application rounds in total for this project. The deadlines take place from 2018 to 2020. The total amount per call is around 50.000 euro: this amount is distributed among different projects. The money comes from the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij.

The next deadlines for 2020 are March 16, 2020, 11.59 PM; June 15, 2020, 11.59 PM; and September 14, 2020, 11.59 PM (all times are Brussels time).

More information about The Money Trail project as a whole can be accessed by visiting the website

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