Ofcom has announced that the Community Radio Fund 2016 – 2017 has opened for applications.
Funding is available to not-for-profit radio stations that have a social
purpose, and work to involve their target community in running the service.
Funding will be available to Community Radio Stations towards their core
running costs. These can include:
- Management costs
- Administration, financial management & reporting costs
- Fundraising to support the station
- Community outreach work
- The costs associated with volunteers, etc.
There is no upper limit of grant that can be applied for, howeverapplicants are asked to take note of previous grants awarded for anindication of realistic award figures. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees which are broadcasting under a community radio license (andnot an RSL, for example). The average grant awarded over the last few yearshas been in the region if £15,000.
The closing date for applications will be 5pm on the 26th May 2016.