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February 23rd, 2017

Rwanda’s Green Leap Forward

Winter 2015 recipient Susan Cahill, a producer and presenter with Newstalk, travelled to Rwanda to see if low carbon solutions and national resource management are the Read more

February 14th, 2017

17 projects funded under winter 2016 round

Protecting children’s rights in Vietnam; the Colombian peace process; and life inside Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp are just some of the topics that will be Read more

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Supporting Materials

All applications must demonstrate proof of commitment from at least one media outlet – based in the Republic of Ireland – to broadcast or publish the proposed media project. This letter of commitment must be filled in by the editor / producer of the media outlet, indicating their intention to publish / broadcast the project within the specified timeframe. It must also be submitted on the media outlet’s headed paper. A commitment letter is required even where the applicant is the producer / editor. The proof of commitment must be addressed to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund and included with the application form. The media outlet must also undertake to credit the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Download the letter of commitment template here. 

In the case of applications for the funding of an exhibition, proof of commitment is required from any / all exhibition outlets included in the application. The letter of commitment should include broad details of the scope of the exhibition (i.e. a commitment to display X frames, the duration for which it will be displayed and the expected visitor / viewing numbers.) The proof of commitment must be addressed to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund and appended with the application form upon submission. The media outlet must also undertake to credit the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.

Applicants applying for the funding of an exhibition should also submit three samples of their published photographic work or include a link to a professional photographic gallery.