Support from the Legal Fund of the Investigative Journalism Programme is available primarily to beneficiaries of our grant programme. The fund provides assistance with legal costs resulting from possible SLAPPs, such as certified translations, legal advice, court costs, etc.
Participation criteria for persons not participating in the Investigative Journalism Programme will be announced in the first half of 2022. Expanding the Fund to include persons not participating in the Programme will depend on the amount of funds available (once distributed to the winners of our Grant Programme).
Yes, the Legal Support Fund is primarily intended for winners of our Programme. The fund provides legal support when journalistic investigations funded by a Programme grant are subject to legal attacks and SLAPPs.
The amount of funds granted depends on the individual situation presented in the submitted application. The maximum amount of support provided within the fund's framework is PLN 20,000.
The decision to grant support under the Fund and the amount of the allocated funds will be made by the Investigation Programme Committee.