IREX Small Grant Fund For Africa

IREX will provide a select number of grants of up to US$10,000 to local private, nongovernmental institutions in Africa and Asia.

Proposed project must focus on promoting professionalism and independence in media in one of the following ways:

• Journalism training, to include basic reporting skills, environmental reporting, business and economics reporting, investigative reporting, and other specialized reporting skills.

• Media advocacy, to include education on the value of professional media, development of media legislation, community outreach, and training in issues related to free media.

• Institutional development of media and media-related institutions, to include support for equipment and operational costs.


• Must be a private nongovernmental organization based solely in Africa or Asia.

Application procedure:

In lieu of a formal application or proposal, IREX requests that interested organizations submit a brief letter of inquiry, of no more than two pages, to help determine whether the proposed project would address IREX’s present interests.

The letter should include:

• A description of the project proposed.

• The purpose of the project for which funds are being requested.

• Problems and issues the proposed project will address.

• Information about the organization conducting the project.

Estimated total project cost and a list of major expenses (not to exceed US$10,000).

• Period of time for which funds are requested.

Inquiry letters will be reviewed on a rolling basis and if they meet IREX’s current interests, the grant seeker will be asked to submit a formal proposal.

For more information and application, visit: IREX Small Grant Fund For Africa Website