Journalism Diversity Fund

The Journalism Diversity Fund was set up in 2005 with a donation of £100,000 from the Newspaper Licensing Agency (now NLA media access).

The fund is supported by those in the industry who want to make newsrooms better reflect communities they serve by encouraging people from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds to train as journalists.

The fund is administered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). In addition to NLA media access, the fund is sponsored by DMG Media (formerly Associated Newspapers), BBCBloomberg, the Financial TimesGoogle News Initiative, NewsquestPress AssociationThe Printing CharityThomson Reuters and Sky. The fund also supports the Financial Times internship schemeThomas Read bursary and Claire Prosser bursary.

The fund is aimed at people without the financial means to attend NCTJ-accredited Diploma in Journalism courses who can show they can bring diversity to a newsroom. All applicants to the fund will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to journalism and the potential to be successful.

Supporters of the Journalism Diversity Fund join past and present recipients to celebrate its ongoing success at an annual celebratory lunch.

To find out more, or to apply, go to the Journalism Diversity Fund website here.