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:
- News agency SWNS which has received a six-figure sum to develop a new content syndication platform
- Trinity Mirror, which was also awarded a six-figure grant to develop its news aggregator app Perspecs
- The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which was given £520,000 to set up a network of journalists using coding and computer technology to analyse databases and generate.
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.