George Viner Memorial Fund

Grants for British Black and Asian students who have received a formal offer of a place on a course in print, broadcasting, photographic or online journalism and need financial assistance.

The course needs to be an industry-recognised media course, based in the UK or Ireland. The Fund only gives grants to students who are not receiving a student loan or other sponsorship to cover the costs of the course applied to.

Last updated on 1 June 2018

Who is eligible?

British Black and Asian students who meet the following criteria:

  • Are in receipt of a formal offer of a place on a course within the fields of print, broadcasting, photographic or online journalism. But not having already commenced the course.

  • The course is an industry-recognised media course, based in the UK or Ireland.

  • Be a citizen of the UK or Ireland.

  • Be resident and planning to continue in education or start a professional career within the UK or Ireland, within the media industry.

  • Not be receiving a student loan or other sponsorship to cover the costs of the course applied for.

How to apply?

Download an application form from the National Union of Journalists' website: www.nuj.org.uk/rights/george-viner-memorial-fund/

Trustees consider applications on an annual basis, with the funding round opening in May and deadline for application in August each year.

Other information

People who work in media can join the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). The union provides support such as training for members and legal support. Visit the website for more information: https://www.nuj.org.uk/join/

Contact details

72 Acton Street
London
WC1X 9NB
Telephone: 020 7843 3700
Email: georgeviner@nuj.org.uk
Web: https://www.nuj.org.uk/rights/george-viner-memorial-fund/