Sound & Vision II

The Broadcasting Funding Scheme (Sound & Vision II) was established to provide funding in support of high quality programmes on Irish culture, heritage and experience, and programmes to improve adult literacy.

The Broadcasting Act, 2009 extended the scheme to offer funding towards programmes dealing with the themes of media literacy and global affairs. The Act also increased the percentage level of funding for the Scheme via the television licence fee to 7%. The revised scheme incorporating these amendments is now operational.

The Scheme

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Closing Dates for 2014

Round Eligible Applications Closing Date Closing Time Decisions
2014 Round 20 Television and Radio (Open Round) 6 February 2014 12 noon May 2014
2014 Round 21 Television and Radio (Open Round) 12th June 2014 12 noon September 2014
2014 Round 22 Targeted Round – Animation and Education 2nd October 2014 12 noon January 2015****Updated

Application Documents for 2014 Rounds

Round 22 Guide for Applicants (August 2014)

Application Form (August 2014)


Please Note:

As of 1st March 2013, all Sound & Vision applications must be submitted via  All prospective applicants must be registered by noon on at least two working days prior to the Round closing.


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Previous Rounds

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Statutory Review of Sound and Vision II

Click here to view the statutory review report.

Click here to view BAI response to report.

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