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Broadcast Appeals on BBC Northern Ireland

19 April 2016

Sharing stories, meeting needs, changing lives…

Broadcast Appeals provide an opportunity for local charities to describe their work or to make an appeal for volunteers or funds. These short programmes are broadcast throughout the year on BBCNI radio and television and are also featured on our dedicated website – bbc.co.uk/niappeals. All Broadcast Appeals are produced with technical and editorial support from the BBC. They reach a large and diverse audience and have been part of the BBC’s work in Northern Ireland since 1927.

Applications are now being invited for upcoming Broadcast Appeal slots on local television and radio. These opportunities will be available from November 2016 onwards. Applicant organisations should operate, or provide benefits for people on a region-wide basis and have good accountability arrangements in place for their work.  Applicants should additionally be able to demonstrate how they will use their Appeal opportunity and what they hope it might achieve. Broadcast Appeals are intended to reflect different types of charitable activity and support needs. They cannot be used for campaigning or lobbying purposes.

Applications will be assessed by the BBC’s local Appeals Advisory Committee. It provides advice to BBCNI management on a range of issues affecting the community and voluntary sectors. It also reviews grant applications to Children in Need.

Application forms and assessment criteria for Broadcast Appeal slots are available online at bbc.co.uk/niappeals from 17 April 2016.  They can also be obtained by contacting Paula Gilmurray on 028 9033 8853 or by email paula.gilmurray@bbc.co.uk. Completed application forms should be submitted no later than Friday 20 May 2016.

Broadcast Appeals Briefing Session

Our Briefing Session will describe the application process for Broadcast Appeals and provide some useful advice on what makes a successful Appeal, making use of recent examples from BBCNI television and radio.

Tuesday 10 May 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm

BBC Blackstaff House, 62-66 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BZ

As places are limited, pre-registration is required. To confirm attendance, or to find out more about this event, please telephone 028 9033 8853 or contact us by email at paula.gilmurray@bbc.co.uk 


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