Funding for Community Radio Stations – 6th November 2019 (UK)

Ofcom, the UK’s telecommunications regulator has announced that the Community Radio Fund has re-opened for applications.

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)

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

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