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Grace Wyndham Goldie Trust Fund Opens for Applications

The Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund was created in memory of Grace Wyndham Goldie. It provides assistance for people currently or previously in broadcasting or an associated activity, their children and dependants.

Published: 21 April 2022 | 12:09 PM
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The Trust Fund is available to help those engaged in broadcasting or an associated activity. Image credit: Shutterstock.

The MU has been contacted by the BBC to confirm that the Trust Fund, available to help those engaged in broadcasting or an associated activity, is now open for applications.

What does the grant cover?

At the Trustees' discretion, help may be given towards educational costs or grants to relieve short term domestic hardship not covered by help from other sources.

As a limited fund, and therefore for help to be given where it is most needed, applicants are asked to give full information (in confidence) about the circumstances supporting their application.

Please note that the fund has been established to act as a safety net and not to fund expensive lifestyle choices such as holiday’s, gym memberships and other non essential costs.

How to apply

Applications are considered each September but the Trust cannot provide continuing help over a number of years. Applications must arrive no later than 31 July.

You can either download an application form via the BBC page, or by writing to the Fund to request a postal copy via the following address:

The Trustees, Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund
Pension and Benefits Centre
BBC Cymru Wales
Central Square
Cardiff
CF10 1FT

For more information please contact mypension@bbc.co.uk.

About Grace Wyndham Goldie

Grace recruited, trained, guided and encouraged many well-known broadcasters at the BBC and independent television. She pioneered the coverage of politics and current affairs on television, and established programmes such as Tonight and Panorama.

In 1950 she became the first to organise television coverage of a general election. Among her so-called 'Goldie Boys' were Alasdair Milne, Huw Wheldon, Robin Day, David Frost, Cliff Michelmore and Richard Dimbleby. She died on 3 June 1986 at the age of 86.

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