Community Radio Fund Round 1, 2016-to-2017

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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.


2 Responses to “Community Radio Fund Round 1, 2016-to-2017”


    I realise we have missed the deadline for the next round of Grants. However we are now in dire needs and I wonder if you could let us know where else we can try for funding for new equipment etc. A lot of our equipment is now very old and as we give an exceptional service to the Felixstowe Community and would like to be able to continue doing so, new equipment is now paramount. Kind Regards. Patricia Swann

    • Bill Best

      Thanks for your message Patricia. We suggest that you apply to Awards For All. More details from the CMA office.

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