DNI Fund Round 6 applications have now closed

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The DNI Fund

The final application window for the Digital News Innovation Fund (DNI Fund) has now closed - thanks to the many hundreds of individuals and organisations who have applied. We’re very much looking forward to reviewing your plans for stimulating the news ecosystem.

As with past calls for applications, we know there’ll be game-changing ideas, new approaches to business models and exciting schemes for digital journalism to consider. We also know that new approaches have never been more needed so we’re looking forward to helping the news ecosystem experiment once again.

The project team, together with our trio of expert external assessors, will review all applications over the next few weeks. We could well be back in touch to request more information and you can expect us to announce the successful projects during March 2019.

Those successful applicants will be joining a vast alumni of recipients from organisations and companies large and small, those who are already well-established as well as those just starting out.

To date, the Fund has awarded more than €115m to 559 ambitious projects in digital journalism.These have included helping investigative journalists with tools to collaborate at scale across borders, creating open-source software that enables independent journalism business models to thrive and using VR to help others combat their own empathy-walls.

Awards have been made in a total of 30 European countries and you can learn more about them via our featured projects here.

Sharing the knowledge gained from those participating in Europe’s largest journalism innovation  effort continues to be very important for us. Our latest Digital News Innovation Fund Annual Report can be downloaded here.

If you've any questions about the application process please do check out the FAQs here for more details. You can get in touch with the team via DNIFund@google and keep an eye on the hashtag #DNIFund across social media.

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