If you are interested in studying on an accredited course, you may be eligible for funding from the Journalism Diversity Fund.

The fund was set up in 2005 with a donation of £100,000 from the Newspaper Licensing Agency (now NLA media access). It 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 the NLA media access, the fund is sponsored by Associated Newspapers, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, Google News Lab, Press Association, The Printing Charity, Thomson Reuters and Sky. The fund also supports the PA bursary scheme, the Financial Times internship scheme, Thomas 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. 

Find out more and view the application form on the Journalism Diversity Fund website.

Alternatively, please contact a course provider for alternative funding options.