Project Development Fund

is an ideas-specific initiative (CLOSED)

Deadline for Proposals

The current round of funding for the Project Development Fund has now CLOSED. Please check our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date news and details of future funding rounds.


Currently only established programme makers/media producers/production companies may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the Fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to umbrella their projects. Preference will be given to projects that aim to extend audience reach. Projects should aim to promote better understanding of the developing world and highlight the challenges and importance for both developed and developing countries of reducing poverty.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  • Suitability of subject matter in improving understanding of developing countries (as demonstrated by the treatment submitted as part of the application process).
  • Broadcast potential (as demonstrated by a letter/email of interest from a UK mainstream broadcaster/ commissioner/publisher)
  • Originality and innovation in approaching the subject matter
  • Track record of the producer / director / production company (as demonstrated by CVs)