The Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund was created in memory of Grace Wyndham Goldie. It provides assistance for people currently or previously in broadcasting, their children and dependants.
At the Trustees' discretion, help may be given towards educational costs or grants to relieve short term domestic hardship not covered by help from other sources.
For help to be given where it is most needed, applicants are asked to give full information (in confidence) about the circumstances supporting their application.
Applications are considered each September but the Trust cannot provide continuing help over a number of years.
Applications should be forwarded to the Trustees, Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund, BBC Pension and Benefits Centre, Broadcasting House, Cardiff CF5 2YQ, to arrive not later than 31 July.
Grace recruited, trained, guided and encouraged many well-known broadcasters at the BBC and independent television. She pioneered the coverage of politics and current affairs on television, and established programmes such as Tonight and Panorama.
In 1950 she became the first to organise television coverage of a general election. Among her so-called 'Goldie Boys' were Alasdair Milne, Huw Wheldon, Robin Day, David Frost, Cliff Michelmore and Richard Dimbleby. She died on 3 June 1986 at the age of 86.
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