The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is inviting applications from Ghanaian journalists for funding to support the production of critical/investigative stories. Stories to be supported will be those that highlight major challenges in the Ghanaian society and reveal practices that undermine good governance and the proper functioning of the education, health and extractives sectors.

This funding support forms part of the project “Promoting Professional Standards and Enhancing the Watchdog Role of the Ghanaian Media” with funding from STAR-Ghana.

The project seeks to promote the professional standards while enhancing the influence and watchdog role of the Ghanaian media by supporting the media produce critical/investigative stories that have the potential to prompt policy debates and/or actions by duty bearers at national, regional or district levels.

What we support under this Funding

The funding support will be awarded to journalists to produce critical investigative stories focusing on all or any of the following priority areas:
• Health
• Education
• Corruption
• Extractives

Who is eligible to apply?

This call for funding is open to all Ghanaian journalists currently working with recognised Ghanaian media organisations.

How to apply (application procedure)

The application process consists of the following parts:

1. Applicants are to submit a fully completed form with their contact details and a brief description of the following:

  •  Story idea,
  •  Methodology,
  •  Intended Impact of Story
  •  Estimated budget (download budget template here)
  •  Timeline for story development and publication.

2. The application form should be filled online HERE. Applicants should also download the budget form , fill it out and send via e-mail to the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) at: [email protected] and [email protected]. The MFWA will confirm receipt of submitted proposals by email.

For further information contact the MFWA [email protected] or [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 5:00pm on 30th August  , 2014.


Publication of Story

a) Stories to be supported under this call must be published/broadcast not later than 20th October,  2014
b) Journalists are to publish their stories in their respective media organisations. Links to the online publications should be submitted to the MFWA.

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