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:
- Fundraising to support the station
- 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.