So, I knew I had a good story, one with both a personal (Dr Pendsey) and international (convenient UN summit taking place in September on NCDs) context. However, as young journalist, with no real credits to my name, getting funding for the trip was another matter altogether.
I was lucky and extremely grateful to be awarded a grant by One World Media enabling me to complete this project. However in a time of cuts, funding opportunities are few and far between, and I believe that the amount of time and effort I put into my pitch was one of the reasons why I was lucky on this occasion.
I have hosted my original pitch here so that anyone who is thinking of doing the same can see the depth of research I went into, and the planning which was necessary to produce a pitch that was half convincing. MY PITCH