Applications are now open for the 2020 Forum Freelance Fund competition. The fund offers bursaries of up to $2500 to help Canadian freelancers pay for hostile environment training.
Bursaries must first be applied to course fees with the remainder to be used for travel costs.
This year's application deadline is April 10, 2020. Winners of the bursaries will be notified by May 31 and will have until July 31 to choose a hostile environment training course from an approved provider. Courses must begin by February 29, 2021.
However, these dates will be extended if there are any course closures due to COVID-19.
The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma runs the competition in association with the Rory Peck Trust, a U.K.-based organization devoted to promoting the safety of freelancers.
Information about the application requirements are available on the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma website.