The Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund

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 must arrive no later than 31 July.

Please download, print and fill in this application form and return to:

Trustees, Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund

BBC Pension and Benefits Centre

Broadcasting House

Cardiff, CF5 2YQ

Please also note the Trustees' Privacy Notice 

About Grace Wyndham Goldie

"Grace Wyndham Goldie was one of the most influential of television's pioneers, having started her work in the BBC when the Corporation was the only broadcasting organisation in the country.  During her career she helped and encouraged countless people who were working in the medium and excited by its possibilities.  It is a happy thought that, through her generous legacy, she is still able to do that."  Sir David Attenborough

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.


Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund has regularly awarded grants to the staff of Commonwealth Broadcasting Association member organisations through The Public Media Alliance. If you would like to know more, please go to their website: