We’re run by journalists for journalists (as well as former journalists and their dependants!) There are two ways you might qualify for help. For our general assistance scheme, journalism should have been your main job for at least two years. (If you’re no longer working in the industry, you need to have been a full time journalist for at least seven years during your career.) To be eligible for our first jobs fund, you should be in your first job in journalism or about to start.

We offer friendly help and advice, crisis support and financial assistance. We run a range of events across the country which bring journalists together to network and develop skills. Our special awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to journalism. We also run Ribblesdale, an independent living complex based in the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.

If you’d like a friendly chat or some confidential advice you can get in touch using any of the options below. If you’d like to apply for financial assistance, you’ll need to fill in an application form. We’re happy to help guide you through the process.

Email: enquiries@journalistscharity.org.uk
Tel: 01306 887511

You’ll need to provide full and accurate information about your personal circumstances, career history and financial situation. This is so we can make a fair assessment of your case to ensure charitable funds are awarded appropriately.

Depending on your request and when you submit your information to us, we’ll aim to process your application within a couple of weeks before letting you know the outcome.

We understand that sometimes things happen when you least expect them to, so please tell us if you’re in crisis and we’ll do our best to get you the help you need as soon as possible.

You can view the brochure here. If you have any other questions or want to arrange a visit please drop us a line. The application process is quick and straight forward.

Feel free to drop us a line using any of the options here and we’ll try and get back to you as soon as we can:

Phone: 01306 887511

Email: enquires@journalistscharity.org.uk

Twitter: @JournoCharity

Anything you tell us will be treated with the strictest confidence to help us assess your application. We take every step to keep your data safe and secure in line with the law and our own privacy statement.

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