16 community radio stations awarded Ofcom cash

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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:

Station Name Location Purpose Award
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.

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