Welsh Broadcasting Trust

CALL FOR PROJECTS

OWEN EDWARDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

Introduction

The Welsh Broadcasting Trust is a registered charity, established to promote and support educational activities in relation to television, film, radio and digital services. Its aim is to expand and enrich the range of skills and experience of media professionals of the future; offer practical opportunities for newcomers, and facilitate access to the media for communities in Wales.

The Owen Edwards Scholarship Fund

The Owen Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in memory of a former trustee who was dedicated to establishing a television service which reflected the aspirations and interests of communities accross Wales. There has been a massive increase in media outlets and services, of which a new generation of users and content providers have taken ownership.

Ymddiried believes that it is important to ensure open access, and encourage understanding of ownership and use of media channels. The aim is to support local community organisations who are already working in this area. Therefore, in 2020, part of the Owen Edwards Scholarship Fund will be designated towards projects, which through media based activity provide resources, training and new, different platfforms for community based groups. These projects could lead towards promoting creativity within a community; developing confidence and self-expression; and in some cases, introduce participants to new career path options.

We’re happy to consider a wide range of projects – large or small, short or long-term. The most important factor is that there is clear proof of need and demand within the particular community. 

Activity

There is no limit as regards to length or period of the project, nor does it have to be a ‘new’ activity. Existing projects that need support in order to further develop provision and create a more sustainable base for the future, csn also be considered.

We welcome projects that consider the specific needs of a local community, and how creativity, learning new skills and gaining practical opportunities can enrich experiences accross all age groups, and within the community in general.

The Gwallgofiaid project in Blaenau Ffestiniog, that recieved funding through the Ymddiried Development Partnership Scheme in 2019, is an example of the type of project which could be supported through the Owen Edwards Scholarship Fund this year. Here’s a link to some of the work that they’ve produced so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtUyg2EreVs 

Financial Contribution

Ymddiried can make a contribution of between £200 and £10,000 – depending on the project’s aims.

Applications for the following costs can be considered also: equipment, travel costs; resources; specific training; activity leader / trainer time.

Match funding with other potential funding providers can also be considered.

Awarding Criteria

Successful projects and activities will demonstrate the following:

– Clear communal purpose.

– Evidence of need for the project / activity.

– Robust project plan.

– Relevant experience of project management.

– Inclusive selection criteria for participants.

– Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity within the project.

Application Procedure / Timetable

March 9th, 2020

Present project outline: objectives, activity, potential users, details of providers, costing (2 pages A4 max) 

March 30th, 2020

Confirm funding decision for projects between £200 – £1,000

Confirm short list for projects over £1,000. A more detailed application plan will then be required.

April 27th, 2020

Full applications for projects over £1,000 to be submitted.

All shortlisted applicants will be informed of the final decision by May 29th, 2020. 

Applications can be emailed to : post@ymddiried.cymru

Applications that arrive after the application deadline will not be considered It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that it has been received.