The Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism is Journalismfund.eu's grant programme that strives to advance investigative journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium.
The programme awards grants to distinctive journalistic projects. The grant gives experienced as well as young journalists the chance to execute their investigative ideas and by doing so, contribute to quality investigative journalism in Flanders.
The grant programme - established in 1998 - has resided under the wings of Journalismfund.eu since 2013. The programme is subsidised by the Flemish Government and aims to keep the memory of Pascal Decroos alive and to continue his life’s work. The Fund was set up in 1998 by family, close friends and colleagues of Decroos to commemorate and further the legacy of the Belgian journalist. What we stand for is what Pascal Decroos stood for in word and deed. He was dedicated to investigative journalism. He was committed to creating opportunities to develop young journalistic talent and had an ability to bring people from different facets of society to dialogue and work together.
The results of the research must be published in a Flemish medium and relevant for a Flemish audience.
In 2021, there is €240,000 to distribute over four application rounds, which means approx. €60,000 per round. The money comes from the Flemish government.
The next application deadline in 2021 is 5 November 2021 at 12 pm CET (Brussels time).