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March 16th, 2017

Summer 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Opens

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh TD has announced that journalists and media professionals interested in reporting on global development Read more

March 15th, 2017

Vietnam’s struggle with forced child labour

By Kait Bolongaro
On the streets of Hue, motorcycles and busses whizz past as pedestrians try to cross the road without becoming roadkill. Young hipsters Read more

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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.