The Pat Llewellyn Bursary fund is for the next compelling talent led documentary. Do you think you’ve discovered the next Stacey Dooley, Yinka Bokinni or Louis Theroux? Pitch us a winning proposal and not only will we give you £10,000, we’ll also match you with a mentor to help you make your idea happen.

To apply, we ask for 250 words to sell us your idea which should be suitable for commission by a UK broadcaster.

The 2022 Fund will give four successful applicants £10,000 each to develop their TV proposal. To celebrate Pat Llewellyn’s Welsh roots, and to encourage other women from Wales to follow in her creative footsteps, two places this year will be held specifically for any woman either born in or living in Wales, or with a Welsh parent.

The Fund is a collaboration between WFTV, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, All3Media and The Welsh Government.


To be eligible to apply:
  1. You must be resident in the UK.

  2. A woman or anyone who self-identifies as a woman .

  3. You do not need to be a member of WFTV.

  4. If you are the owner of a production company, your annual turnover must be below £1m. In certain cases, verification of turnover may be required.

  5. To celebrate Pat’s Welsh roots and to encourage other women from Wales to follow in her creative footsteps, two places each year will be held specifically for women either born  or living in Wales or with a Welsh parent.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by members of the awarding committee in the spring and the Bursary winners will be announced shortly after that.

How To Apply

Before you apply for this bursary, please make sure you have read the Bursary FAQs. These include important information about what you need to include in your application.

It is free to apply, but you may only submit one application with one idea. If you submit more than one application, or more than one idea in a single application, only your first submission/idea will be considered.

You can watch WFTV Chair Liz Tucker, explaining what the awarding committee is looking for and the key things you need to consider when putting together your application, on our Catch-up Hub.

Submit your application here. Deadline Friday 16 September 2022, 5pm.



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