APPLY NOW! Investigative Data Journalism Grant For Africans (Up to $500,000)

Deadline: April 15, 2016

impactAFRICA is the continent’s largest fund for data-driven storytelling.

We offer $500,000 in support for pioneering data journalism and innovative reporting that tackles development issues, such as public healthcare, in six African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Our support goes beyond cash. We also provide technology assistance from our civic labs in all six countries, as well as one-on-one editorial mentoring, digital skills training, and content syndication services. The initiative is intended to spur newsroom experimentation and innovative storytelling, while also encouraging more evidence-based public discourse.


  • The support consists of more than just cash prizes. Impact Africa will offer support from Code for Africa’s software labs in all six participating countries, to help finalist build digital/mobile prototypes of their projects
  • Finalist will also get access to data analysts and design experts to help them transform their projects into dynamic interactive multimedia stories
  • Finalist will be flown to the pan-African MediaParty in Cape Town in May 2016 for an intensive StoryCamp to help show their projects


  • The new impactAfrica initiative will seek to support pioneering data journalism that tackles development issues, such as public healthcare, in six initial African countries.

To apply and for more information visit here

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