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Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund

Applications are invited for grants from the Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund, which exists to help those engaged in broadcasting or an associated activity, now or in the past, as well as their children and dependents.

The Trustees, in their discretion, will consider giving assistance towards educational costs in small ways, such as travelling expenses, school outfits, books and additions to educational awards.

Other grants can be made in respect of a specific short term unexpected need which is beyond the means of the beneficiary and not covered by aid from other sources.

The resource of the fund is limited. So that help can be given where it is most needed, the applicants must be prepared to give, in confidence, full information about the circumstances supporting their applications.

It is important to recognise that the fund has been established to act as a safety net and not to fund expensive lifestyle choices. If you therefore have expenses such as holidays, gym membership, sky digital, high mobile telephone charges or non-essential car costs then you will be expected to be able to pay for these yourself.

Those wishing to apply this year should:

Write for an application form to: BBC Pension and Benefits Centre, Broadcasting House, Cardiff CF5 2YQ, or

Download an application form from:

Applications must be submitted no later than 31 July.

Applicants are considered annually in September and in no circumstances can continuing help over a number of years be promised.

 Sandra Phillips, Chair of the Trustees