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Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund



Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce an application call for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (“USBF”).

  • Closing date for applications and all supporting documentation: 12pm on Friday 18th December 2020 (APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED)
  • Decisions to be made: 29th January 2021

The USBF is open for applications for projects that contribute to the promotion and status of the Ulster-Scots culture, heritage and language. Whilst a range of projects will be considered language programming and projects with links to Ulster-Scots sectoral and community groups remain as key areas.

It remains a recommendation that applicants to the Fund provide a greater degree of detail on the proposed projects than is presently demanded by a broadcaster at application stage. We also strongly recommend that potential applicants engage with consultants who can provide the level of understanding of Ulster-Scots themes that will be required.

Please note that the funding of television or radio programmes by the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is dependent on a broadcaster having indicated that it wishes to broadcast the programme proposed. Applications are encouraged with support from all broadcasters with significant reach in Northern Ireland.

Given that successful projects require support from both a broadcaster and the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund, we encourage early dialogue with both the Fund and the relevant broadcaster.

Guidelines and Revised Programme Commissioning Guidance documents are all available to download below:

USBF General Guidelines

USBF Programme Commissioning Guidance

In order to access the online application form please contact Suzanne Harrison.

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