Posts Categorized: Funding

Community Radio Fund: Award of grants 2017-18 Round 1

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Funding, Radio Industry.

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Tuesday 20 June 2017 to consider applications in the first round of funding for 2017-18. The Panel went through each application and awarded funding based on the information provided and with reference to the Community Radio Fund guidance notes. The Panel Read more +

Community Radio Fund: Award of grants 2016/17 Round 2

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Funding, Radio Industry.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed a total of £392,500 was available for the Community Radio Fund for 2016/17. The amount awarded in the first round of grants was £201,365, leaving £191,135 for the second round of funding. Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Read more +

Raidió Fáilte – another step forward

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Funding, Radio Industry.

Raidio Failte

Raidió Fáilte, Belfast’s award-winning Irish language community radio station took another major step forward in its plans to build a new Irish language media, broadcasting and training centre, when planning permission was granted by Belfast City council for the proposal. The planned new centre, at the junction of the Falls Read more +

Community Media, Social Housing and the NHS Sustainability & Transformation Plans – An Opportunity to Change the National Wellbeing Landscape?

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Education, Funding.

For those of you who were able to attend the CMA’s Community Media Conference this year, you will know that one of the principal discussions concerned the role of community media as an essential partner in enabling and improving social change and wellbeing. Although I don’t come from CM I Read more +

Soundart Radio up for The People’s Projects Lottery TV Vote

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Campaigns, Funding, Radio Industry.

“We are delighted that our project, Feeling Sound has been shortlisted as one of the People’s Projects for our region” writes Lucinda Guy of Soundart Radio. Feeling Sound is just one of five selected projects who may receive up to £50,000 of funding from the Big Lottery. It’s up to everyone Read more +

Penistone FM 95.7 up for The People’s Projects Lottery TV Vote

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Community News, Funding, Radio Industry.

Penistone FM and their training project “Evolve” is one of only five groups in South Yorkshire that have been shortlisted to compete for the public vote and up to £50,000 of Big Lottery cash in ITV’s The Peoples Projects TV competition. Penistone FM will make a bid for viewers support Read more +

The Radio Hub

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Funding, Radio Industry.

A new networking group is to launch early in 2016 covering the south east and London. The Radio Hub will provide opportunities for networking and sharing best practice as well as representing the interests of community radio with key organisations. The idea is the brainchild of Danny Lawrence BEM who Read more +

Community Radio Fund: award of grants for 2014/15 Round 2

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Funding, Policy, Radio Industry.

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel met on Tuesday 13 January 2015 to consider applications in the second round of grant awards for 2014/15. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the total of £393,000 for the Community Radio Fund for 2014/15. The amount spent in the first round Read more +

12 stations share Ofcom radio cash

Posted by Andy King & filed under Funding.

Ofcom have handed out the first batch of awards in this year’s Community Radio Fund. Twelve stations have shared a total funding pot of just over £175,000, provided by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). 50 applications were submitted totalling over £800,000. The largest award of just over Read more +

Community Radio National Advertising pilot scheme to launch

Posted by Andy King & filed under Funding.

An opportunity to collectively organise and sell radio advertising airtime There are now almost 200 full-time community radio stations broadcasting in the UK today, with more becoming licensed and going on-air every month. Ofcom is currently in the process of a third round of community radio licensing, which is taking Read more +

META Europe: Media Training Across Europe 19-25 June 2013

Posted by Bill Best & filed under Funding, Training.

Speaking out! – Media competence and cultural empowerment Training course from 19-25 June 2013 in Algodonales, Cadiz, Spain Reference Number Comenius – Grundtvig Training Database: DE-2013-1296-001 How can you design a compelling radio format or podcast? How can you reach your target group with your (web-) radio programme? In this Read more +

Community Radio Fund: 2012/13 Round 1

Posted by Andy King & filed under Funding.

Ofcom has announced that applications are now open for the First Round of the 2012/2013 Community Radio Fund. The fund opened for applications yesterday, 10 April 2012 and will close at 5pm on 11 May 2012. The Community Radio Fund Panel will meet to consider applications on 25 June 2012. Grants can only Read more +