Emergency Funding for Community Radio Stations Financially Affected by Covid-19 – 14th January 2021 (UK)

The Community Radio Fund helps to fund the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations. For 2020-21, grants have been provided as emergency cash funding to support stations facing severe financial difficulty due to the coronavirus (“Covid-19”) outbreak.

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, an additional £200,000 has now been made available for a third funding round in 2020-21 to support community radio stations which are taking steps to tackle loneliness and isolation within their communities.  There is a maximum grant amount of £7,500 available in this round.

Applicants must be community radio licensees in the UK, and be on air by the time applications are considered.

Applicants that have already received funding from any of the £750million Covid-19 Charities Package, including through other government departments, the Community Match Challenge, the Covid-19 Community Support Fund or the Big Night In, will not be eligible to receive this funding.

Applications can be submitted until 5pm on the 14th January 2021.

For further information, please contact Ofcom’s Community Radio team at mailto:communityradiofund@ofcom.org.uk

Useful Links:

Application form for emergency funding due to the coronavirus  outbreak

Guidance notes for emergency funding due to the coronavirus outbreak

Ffurflen gais ar gyfer cyllid mewn argyfwng o ganlyniad i’r Coronafeirws

Nodiadau cyfarwyddyd ar gyfer cyllid mewn argyfwng o ganlyniad i’r Coronafeirws

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