Second chance for news organisations to grab slice of Google's €150m innovation fund opens on 2 June

The second stage of applications for Google’s €150m scheme to fund journalism innovation around Europe opens on 2 June.
The company has already handed out grants of €27m including €2.8m in the UK (more than any other single country).
UK projects receiving funding include:
Other UK recepients of Google grant funding under the DNI include:
  • Telegraph Media Group
  • Mysociety – UK Citizens Online Democracy
  • Magnum Photos
  • James Durston
  • Talk About Local (West Midlands)
  • City University London
  • Project for Study of the 21st Century
  • The Financial Times
  • International Press Telecommunications Council
  • Trint Ltd.
Grants are available of up to €1m per project, with larger projects only reeciving 70 per cent of their total cost.
Google says: “Preferred projects will demonstrate potential for significant positive impact on the production of original journalism, the creation of new revenue streams or even change the way people consume digital news.



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