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How to obtain financing to develop your newspaper company

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Not all newspaper companies have the resources and time to put together (often very technical) applications to finance their development projects. That is why Upgrade Media assists newspaper companies, large and small, in obtaining public and private grants and subsidies.

We invite you to entrust us with your applications and subsidy files so that our expert can help you to formulate the best arguments and thus increase your chances of having your application accepted.

  • As you know, the Fonds Stratégique pour le Développement de la Presse (FSDP) supports, by means of direct state aid, a wide variety of projects of French press companies. This type of aid is mainly aimed at projects representing innovation, or increasing productivity or improving and diversifying content, as well as projects that allow the French press to spread its influence in French-speaking countries.
  • Another grant available is the European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) (https://gulbenkian.pt/emifund/) whose calls for projects are open until February 28, 2022. As a reminder, EMIF aims to support fact-checking and media literacy initiatives, as well as basic research projects, with a view to tackling the phenomenon of online misinformation in Europe and promoting, in particular, a more resilient and fact-based digital information ecosystem.
  • Finally, the Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism call for projects is dedicated, as you may have gathered, to environmental journalism. This grant program supports cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or media companies to investigate environmental issues related to Europe. (https://www.journalismfund.eu/grants).

Our expert Upgrade Media has a long experience in this kind of approach. He has accompanied many projects within the framework of the Digital News Innovation Fund of Google. Upgrade Media will accompany your teams, in order to realize your file by bringing a very particular attention to the coherence of the arguments, the needs and the relevance of your digital development project, while taking care to explain, justify your choices and needs according to your constraints.

Contact us without further delay!