Community Radio Fund: award of grants for 2009/10 Round 2

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Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund Panel met on Monday 25 January to consider applications for the second round of grant awards for 2009/10. In summary, at the time of the meeting:

  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) allocated £460,000 towards the Community Radio Fund for 2009/10 (a further £40,000 was allocated by them to other community radio projects).
  • In the first round of funding in June 2009, the Panel made grants totalling £233,460. This left £226,540 for this second round.
  • 39 applications were considered
  • Funding applications totalled £830,330.83
  • 14 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £226,532
  • 25 applicants were not awarded a grant

The average grant in this round was £16,180. A table setting out the awards may be found here.

The Panel advises that one grant, for £39,667, was for a substantially higher amount than the average. The Panel wishes to record that this was for a joint application which will fund a Regional Account Manager post benefiting 12 individual community radio stations in the Greater Manchester area. Between them the coverage of these stations includes around two million people.

Source: Ofcom

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