Community Radio Fund 2017/2018 to open fo UK applications in April

The first round of the Community Radio Fund in 2017-18 is open for applications from 12 April until 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The awarding Panel will meet in June 2017 to consider the applications.

Each funding round will make approximately £200,000 available
in grants. There is no set level of funding. Grants will be made as a single lump sum and are to cover a one-year period only. The funding is intended for community radio licensees broadcasting under a community radio licence in the UK to cover costs including:

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

Priority will be given to licensees that have not been awarded a grant in previous funding rounds and to newly-licensed stations.
The Awarding Panel considers promoting long-term sustainability a critical, core activity and thus priority will be given to applications
that focus on posts that promote long-term financial security and may become self-sustaining.

Round 1 will accept applications from 12 April 2017 to 10 May 2017 (5pm).

For further information, please contact Ofcom’s Community Radio team