Ofcom has awarded almost a quarter of a million pounds to sixteen community radio stations in the second round of its Community Radio Fund grants for 2012/13.
Stations in all parts of England will benefit from the cash, which is supplied by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in a bid to boost the sustainability of stations.
Money is usually awarded to fund posts which will enable stations to raise further funds of their own – such as sales, fundraising and business development jobs.
Among the larger funding awards this time is £27,428 to a group of stations led by Oldham Community Radio, for a project to improve training across the sector.
The full list of stations and their funding awards is below:
|ALL FM 96.9||Manchester||Business Development Officer||£16,095|
|BRFM (Sheppey)||Minster, Isle Of Sheppey, Kent||Administrative and Funding Development Officer
Sales Funding Officer
|Cambridge 105||Cambridge||Business Development Director (p/t)||£16,500|
|Canalside Community Radio||Bollington, Cheshire||Fundraising Manager||£16,750|
|CSR FM||Canterbury||Business Development Coordinator||£13,314|
|Flame CCR||Birkenhead||Programme Manager (p/t)
Technical Manager (p/t)
|FromeFM||Frome, Somerset||Business Development Manager (p/t)||£10,000|
|Hermitage FM||Coalville, Leicestershire||Funding & Sustainability Officer||£15,950|
|KCC Live 99.8 FM||Knowsley||Fundraiser||£17,000|
|Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm (in partnership with others)||Oldham||Project to create a resource to help the sector to improve its training and revenue from training||£27,428|
|Preston FM||Preston, Lancashire||Project Manager (p/t)||£18,000|
|Radio Sunlight||Gillingham||Business Development Manager/Station Coordinator (part fund)||£15,885|
|Radio Teesdale||Barnard Castle, County Durham||Station Manager (part fund)||£13,798|
|Rinse FM||Inner London||Project Manager: Training||£17,318|
|Salford City Radio||Salford||Business Development Manager||£15,000|
|Tulip Radio||Spalding, Lincolnshire||Business Development and Fundraising Officer||£15,721|
Ofcom is expected to announce details of the 2013/14 Community Radio Fund in the coming weeks.