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 £24,000 has gone to the two Takeover Radio stations in the East Midlands, for a shared Fundraising Officer post. Other large grants go to Abbey 104, recently launched in Sherborne in Dorset; and Vibe 107.6FM in Watford. The only award outside England is for a Station Manager at 3TFM in Ayrshire, Scotland.
The awards in full, totalling £175,881, are as follows:
|3TFM||Ardrossan, Ayrshire||Station Manager / Volunteer Co-ordinator||£8,000|
|Abbey 104||Sherborne, Dorset||Sustainable Funding Manager (p/t)||£19,500|
|Angel Radio||Havant, Hampshire||Programme Development Officer (p/t)||£5,850|
|Hayes FM||Hayes, Middlesex||Business Development Manager (p/t)||£15,000|
|Radio Asian Fever||Leeds||Business Development Officer||£18,000|
|Radio Faza||Nottingham||Business Development Manager (p/t)||£14,687|
|Radio Verulam||St Albans, Herts||Business Development Manager (p/t)||£11,800|
|Radio Winchcombe||Winchcombe, Gloucestershire||Strategy and Planning post (p/t)||£6,750|
|Switch Radio||Castle Vale, Birmingham||Funding and Development Manager||£17,507|
|Takeover Radio||Leicester and Sutton-in-Ashfield||Fundraising Officer (shared)||£27,264|
|Ujima Radio||St Paul’s and Easton, Bristol||Project Trainer||£17,283|
|Vibe 107.6||Watford||Station Manager (p/t)||£17,240|
Congratulations to all the stations awarded funds this time around. Applications for the second round of this year’s awards will be invited in October.