The Guardian

United Kingdom


The Guardian is a unique news organisation with journalistic content that can be found across a range of different platforms. With a highly distinctive, open approach to publishing on the web, part of Guardian News & Media’s digital-first strategy, it now reaches a global audience of tens of millions. Edited by Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian is internationally recognised for the quality and independence of its reporting and its groundbreaking digital innovation. It is regularly voted best newspaper site in the world and was recently named newspaper of the year. Its collaboration with WikiLeaks, pursuit of the phone-hacking scandal and revelations about the surveillance programs carried out by the US National Security Agency have cemented its reputation for being at the heart of the biggest stories. Guardian writers are free to present the truth as they see it, without interference by shareholders, a proprietor or a political party. As a result the Guardian is a byword for serious, trusted, independent journalism. The Guardian grew from regional roots in Manchester to become a major national newspaper. Now, with a digital-first philosophy and an international audience, it is among the leading news organisations in the world.

Affiliated grantees

Funded projects

Bolly Lolly Dhally

This project explores women’s opportunities and struggles in the South Asian film industries: innovating opportunities, demanding good working conditions, calling out sexual abuse, and changing perceptions through plot lines.

Brides Of The Sun

How climate change is creating a generation of child brides. The project is published on a dedicated website using long form storytelling, photography, illustrations, drone work and 360 video.

Well-connected Women

Through in‐depth, locally collaborative research, this projects tells the human stories behind a burgeoning online movement of Pakistani women rallying against patriarchy.

Dangerous Abortions

Why do a large number of women in Nepal and Cambodia undergo banned procedures to end their pregnancies, when abortion is legal in both countries?

On the front line in the fight for women's rights

This project explores how women in remote corners of the world are pushing forward a global call for gender equality.


Reserved! explores the interactions between nature conservation and indigenous peoples, shedding a new light on the impacts conservation projects have on local communities.

On the Charcoal Trail

The charcoal trade is estimated to be worth $12bn a year in sub-Saharan Africa alone by 2030. This story explores the makers, users, dealers and smugglers involved in this booming trade, which causes serious harm to people and planet.

Fighting Maternal Deaths with Faith

This project follows one imam and his wife in Afghanistan as they train and dispense contraception to their community. How do they operate in a society plagued by poverty, cultural restrictions and limited access to healthcare?

Why Is Fertiliser So Scarce In Africa?

This project analyses why fertiliser is hardly used on farms in Africa when it has helped transform agriculture in nations like India, reducing hunger and improving prosperity.

Boom and Bust on an Emerging Continent

Across Africa, boomtowns are increasingly emerging as hubs of African development. This story investigates if these towns are in fact unleashing Africa's potential and promote sustainable development.

Rwanda Health

Since the genocide in Rwanda, deaths from HIV, TB, and malaria have dropped by 80 per cent and maternal mortality by 60 per cent. This story asks how these dramatic improvements have been achieved and what Rwanda can teach the world.

Can the Money of the Future Make Poverty an Issue of the Past?

​Can the money of the future make poverty an issue of the past? This story delves into the question how mobile money is changing the ways individuals spend, save, trade and exchange in developing countries.

Dirty Profits Exposed

An investigation on the palm oil operations of the Belgian multinational Socfin in West Africa where, a few years ago, farmbers have started to rise up and claim their rights to participate in the land deal negotiations

Investigation of Land Grabbing in Africa

This data-driven project deals with land grabbing in Africa from two perspectives: top-down, by data analysis of the overall issue of large-scale​ land acquisitions; and bottom-up, by collecting stories and evidence from main actors.