The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

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April 16th, 2014

Call for photographs for exhibition by ‘Suas’

Suas has announced an open call for photographs for an autumn photography exhibition with a focus on development issues.  They are looking for dynamic, arresting, Read more

April 8th, 2014

Spotlight on the Successful Student Applicants

Three students have been awarded funding as part of the 2014 Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme. They were selected from a pool of 17 Read more

March 25th, 2014

Workshop for Applicants to Summer 2014 Round

A workshop for prospective applicants to the summer 2014 round will take place from 11am-1pm on Friday, 4th April in the Irish Aid Centre, 31 Upper Read more



What is the Media Fund all about?

In 2005, a little over a year after the tragic death of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, Irish Aid established the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to honour his memory. The aim of the Fund is 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.

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About Simon Cumbers

Originally from Navan, Co. Meath, Simon Cumbers was an experienced journalist, whose career took him from newspaper and radio reporting in Ireland to reporting and producing for ITN and Channel 4 Daily – amongst others – in the UK.

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