Community Radio Fund Accepting Applications for First 2024 Funding Round

Organisation: The Community Radio Fund
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The Community Radio Fund, managed by Ofcom with funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is accepting applications to provide help for the essential core work involved in running a radio station.

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Applications will be accepted from Ofcom-licensed community radio stations in the UK, broadcasting on AM, FM, or by a Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) license on a digital radio multiplex.

The total amount available in the 2024-25 financial year is £400,000 across two funding rounds. There is no set level of funding.

The funding can support the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations including:

  • Management.
  • Fundraising to support the station (eg, grants, commercial funding).
  • Administration.
  • Financial management and reporting.
  • Community outreach.
  • Volunteer organisation and support.

Applicant stations must be on the air as of the date of their application for their application to be considered. Payment can only be made to stations that have launched.

The next deadline for applications is 14 June 2024.

Organisation: The Community Radio Fund
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