1.1 The Community Radio Fund (“the Fund”) carried out two rounds of
grant awards in the 2010/11 financial year (1 April 2010 to 31 March
2011). The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) allocated
£463,000 towards the Fund for this period. Ofcom administers the
Fund on behalf of DCMS and decisions on grant applications are made
by a panel which reports to the Ofcom Board. Grants from the Fund can
only be made to community radio licensees to support core costs
incurred in the provision of community radio services.
1.2 Applications for the first grant round opened on 14 April 2010 and
closed on 11 May 2010. The Community Radio Fund Panel (“the
Panel”) met on 28 June 2010 to consider the applications.
1.3 The second funding round opened on 12 October 2010 and closed
on 9 November 2010. The Panel met on 24 January 2011 to consider
Community Radio Fund end of year report: 2010/11 PDF Document (124 kB):