Sound & Vision 4
Sound & Vision 4 is a funding scheme for television and radio programmes, funded through the television licence fee.
How to apply
Applicants must complete the Application Form and submit their application via e-mail, email@example.com. Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date of each funding round.
Closing dates for upcoming rounds
- Open to Independent Commercial Stations only.
- Closes 29th April 2020.
- Decisions expected May 2020.
Useful documents / information
- Copy of the Scheme
- Guide for Applicants
- Application Form
- Outcomes of previous rounds are available on request, with those for the last three rounds posted to this page
- The lists of the assessors of previous rounds are available on request, with those for the last three rounds posted to this page:
- Develop high quality programmes based on Irish culture, heritage and experience;
- Develop these programmes in the Irish language;
- Increase the availability of programmes referred to above to audiences in the State;
- Represent the diversity of Irish culture and heritage;
- Record oral Irish heritage and aspects of Irish heritage which are disappearing, under threat, or have not been previously recorded, and;
- Develop local and community broadcasting.
To achieve these objectives, the Scheme offers grant funding to new television and radio programmes which deal with the themes of:
- Irish culture, heritage and experience;
- Improving adult or media literacy;
- Raising public awareness and understanding of global issues impacting on the State and countries other than the State; and/or
- Any of the above in the Irish language.
- The Scheme is financed from the Broadcast Fund which comprises 7% of the annual net receipts from television license fees.
- The BAI has been assigned the responsibility of administering this fund.
- The BAI Archiving Scheme is also financed from the Broadcast Fund.
- The BAI will generally allocate funding using a funding rounds system.
- For each round, the BAI determines the closing time and date; the types of applications that can be submitted and the amount of funding available.