The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has a key role in developing and supporting the broadcasting sector in Ireland. There are currently a range of supports and initiatives in place, through which the BAI fulfils this role.
This section of the web-site details current initiatives, and provides details of where funding support is available. The BAI’s development and support role will continue to change and evolve, in tandem with the needs of the sector and in light of the BAI’s additional responsibilities under the Broadcasting Act, 2009.
The Scheme was established to provide funding in support of high quality programmes on Irish culture, heritage and experience, and programmes to improve adult literacy.
The BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Policy provides the framework to enable the BAI to plan, support, measure and evaluate from a strategic perspective the continued growth of the sector, through a variety of training, learning and development activities and approaches within its statutory and strategic remit. The Policy reflects the key themes of Sectoral Learning and Development for 2012 and beyond and is framed upon the Broadcasting Act 2009 and the BAI Strategic Statement 2011-2013.
The Funding Scheme for the Archiving of Programme Material (“Archiving Scheme”) has been designed to provide funding support for the development of an archiving culture in the Irish broadcasting sector which will contribute to the preservation of Ireland’s broadcasting heritage.
The BAI Sponsorship Scheme is undertaken annually within the context of the BAI’s Communications Plan and supports a range of relevant events and activities each year.