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Journalism and press freedom organisations are on the frontlines of Covid-19, yet the pandemic has brought fresh financial challenges. Audiences are eager for news, but advertisers are deferring payments or have vanished altogether. Lockdown has forced the cancellation of events that would have brought in valuable revenue.

How long can your organisation last with what you have?

Planning is everything. Here is a simple tool to calculate your ‘runway rate’—the number of months you can survive before your organisation runs out of cash.

Enter your cash, reserves and costs below to calculate your runway rate. Then use the boxes at the bottom of the calculator to estimate how much you could extend your runway rate by cutting your costs.