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16 May 2009

The BBC is making its annual call for applications for funding from the Grace Wyndham Goldie Trust.

The Trust, set up in the name of Grace Wyndham Goldie (1900 - 1986), considers applications for financial assistance from those who have worked, or who are still working, in broadcasting as well as from their children or dependents.

Funds may  be granted to assist with educational needs, financial hardship or difficult circumstances arising from ill-health. 

Grace Wyndham Goldie was a pioneer of political and current affairs broadcasting. She led the introduction of  landmark programming at the BBC, including the first election night broadcast in 1950 and titles such as Panorama, Tonight and the Money Programme.

Wyndham Goldie was the first woman to head a BBC television production department.

Applications to the fund must be submitted by the 31 July deadline and will be considered in September.