The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

Latest News Subscribe

April 26th, 2017

New online application system

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund has a new online application system. This system replaces the old PDF application form which was emailed in with all Read more

April 24th, 2017

Application advice from funded journalists

Interested in applying to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund? Check out some top tips from funding recipients.
 
Start working on your application well in advance
 “If you Read more

April 24th, 2017

Research resources for journalists

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund seeks to assist and promote more and better quality coverage of international development issues in the Irish media. Part of Read more

Sign Up For Fund Updates



About Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries and an integral part of Ireland’s wider foreign policy.

The main aim of the Irish Aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the needs are greatest.

The media play a crucial role in promoting public understanding of global issues.  The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers.  Irish Aid has invested in the Fund to help create a space to broaden and deepen coverage of global development issues in Ireland. The Fund is intended to facilitate coverage which presents a balanced and realistic picture of the challenges – and also the opportunities – that developing countries face, and of progress achieved.

Full details of Irish Aid’s work – including its partner countries and priority issues – are available at www.irishaid.ie.

Please Note: The views and opinions expressed in articles funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund are those of the journalist and / or their interviewees. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Irish Aid, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Irish Government.