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More Government support for community radio stations

Posted: 22nd December 2020

Ofcom has announced an extra round of funding to support community radio stations

Community radio stations have an additional chance to access Government support to help through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ofcom have already provided over £400,000 of grants to 111 stations, awarded by the Community Radio Fund Panel. Due to the pandemic, an additional £200,000 has been made available by DCMS for a third funding round in this financial year.

Applications are now open for grants of up to £7,500, with any application greater than this not being considered.

Entries must be received by Ofcom by 5pm on Thursday 14th January 2021. And Ofcom recommend to any station wishing to apply to read the panel's previous decisions to understand what is likely to make a successful application.

Applicants that have already received funding from any of the £750million Covid-19 Charities Package, including through other government departments, the Community Match Challenge, the Covid-19 Community Support Fund or the Big Night In, will not be eligible to receive this funding.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/information-for-industry/radio-broadcasters/community-radio-fund

Tags: Ofcom | Community Radio | Grants


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