Last week we held a wonderful workshop to kick off our Pulse Award scheme with our successful grantees. The Pulse Award is a partnership between Wellcome and The British Podcast Awards which enables podcasters to receive funding to engage audiences with health and science research. This was an opportunity for the grantees to meet the team, each other and develop their podcast ideas with the support and expertises of our panel.
We were joined by Sue Nelson who is an award-winning radio producer, science journalist and former BBC TV science and environment correspondent. Sue will be monitoring the scheme and providing an evaluation report to assess the impact of the podcasts.
There was great creative energy from everyone on the day and we are really excited to see the progress and listen to the final productions in the coming months.
“I feel really honoured to be included among such passionate people, each of whom brought forward ideas for their projects that are so personal and so important. The support and encouragement from the British Podcast Awards and the other podcasters was so energising, and I really can’t wait to listen to the shows everyone is making.” Joshua River – Busy Being Black
“It was really brilliant to meet all the other people receiving the award and hear about their inspiring projects. I really can’t wait to listen to them all. As a podcast fan I’m excited. So many exciting combinations of topics and audio makers! I came away from the workshop buzzing with ideas.” Dave Pickering – Getting Better Acquainted
“It was so inspiring to meet the other creatives, and has given me a big boost in what I am doing. This is such a cool and exciting initiative.” Sarah Golding – Quirky Voices