Funding for Community Radio Stations (Deadline 2nd May 2018)

The second round of Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund will re-open for applications from Wednesday 4th April 2018 until 5pm on the 2nd May 2018.

Funded by the UK Government’s Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support:

  • Management
  • Fundraising to support the station
  • Administration
  • Financial management & reporting
  • Community outreach
  • Volunteer organisation and support.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are broadcasting under a community radio license.

Grant awards made in Round One of 2017 ranged from £2,160 up to £19,717 with the average grant being £14,292. These awards included: £16,500 for a Deputy Station Manager/Promotions Manager at GTFM, Pontypridd: £7,504 for a fundraiser at Eden FM, Penrith and £2,160 for a Listener survey at KCR, Keith.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/information-for-industry/radio-broadcasters/community-radio-fund

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