Funding for Community Radio Stations – 7th May 2019 (UK)

Ofcom, the UK’s telecommunications regulator has announced that the next funding round of the Community Radio Fund will re-open for applications from the 7th April 2019 until 5pm on the 7th May 2019.

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 awarded in the past have 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.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 6th November 2018.

Useful Links:

Guidance Notes, Background and eligibility information for the application and award process, updated April 2018 (PDF, 126.9 KB)

Application form, Updated April 2018 (DOCX, 79.9 KB)

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