Apply for a BBC Northern Ireland Broadcast Appeal

Sharing stories, meeting needs, changing lives….

Broadcast Appeals provide an opportunity for local charities to describe their work and/or to make an appeal for volunteers or funds. These short programmes are broadcast throughout the year on BBCNI radio and television and are also featured on our dedicated website – All Broadcast Appeals are produced with technical and editorial support from the BBC. They reach a large and diverse audience and have been part of the BBC’s work in Northern Ireland since 1927.

Applications are now being invited for upcoming Broadcast Appeal slots on local television and radio. These opportunities will be available from November 2018 onwards. Applicant organisations should operate, or provide benefits for people, on a region-wide basis and have good accountability arrangements in place for their work.  Applicants should additionally be able to demonstrate how they will use their Appeal opportunity and what they hope it might achieve. Broadcast Appeals are intended to reflect different types of charitable activity and support needs. They cannot be used for campaigning or lobbying purposes.

Applications will be reviewed by the BBC’s Expert Advisory Group (Appeals). It provides advice to BBCNI management on a range of issues affecting the community and voluntary sectors.

Application forms and assessment criteria for Broadcast Appeal slots are available online at from 06 June 2018.  They can also be obtained by contacting Paula Gilmurray on 028 9033 8853 or by email [email protected]. Completed application forms should be submitted no later than Friday 29 June 2018.


Broadcast Appeals Briefing Session

Our Briefing Session will describe the application process for Broadcast Appeals and provide some useful advice on what makes a successful Appeal, making use of recent examples from BBCNI television and radio.

Thursday 21 June 2018, 10.30am – 12.00pm

BBC Blackstaff House, 62-66 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BZ

As places are limited, pre-registration is required. To confirm attendance, or to find out more about this event, please telephone 028 9033 8853 or contact us by email at [email protected] 

Last updated 2 weeks ago by Paula Gilmurray