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Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund



The Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) wishes to receive a wider range of applications that focus exclusively or predominantly on Ulster-Scots language. To facilitate this, the USBF is asking for applications to support the development, as opposed to the production, of new language focused ideas and projects.

The USBF is open to receiving applications that seek to develop traditional television programming or online content, such as interactive content, games or animation. For television projects there is no requirement to attach a broadcaster at this development stage.


The focus of the decision making will be:

  1. the primacy of the Ulster-Scots language as the focus of the project,
  2. clear vision of how the project will add value to knowledge and understanding of Ulster-Scots language,
  3. the quality and practicality of the idea, and
  4. the coherence of the use of the relevant medium to reach the targeted audience.

Specific guidance including information on the intended audience and the level of funding available is detailed in the Language Development Call Guidelines.

All applications including supporting documentation must be received by Tuesday 30th March 2021. All applications will be assessed with decisions intended to be made by the end of April 2021.

The Guidelines are available to download below:

USBF Language Development Call Guidelines

USBF General Guidelines

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

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