Community Radio Fund
The second round of the Community Radio Fund 2023 to 2024 opens for applications from eligible stations on Friday 1 December 2023 and will close at 5pm on Thursday 4 January 2024. After the conclusion of the previous Round, the total amount available to be awarded in the upcoming round is £190,587.
The Fund supports the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations as set out in the guidance notes published below. Applicants should read these guidance notes in full before submitting an application.
Licensees that hold a Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) licence are eligible to apply for the Fund if the station is broadcasting on a digital radio multiplex at the date of their application.
Grants can only be made to Ofcom-licensed community radio stations in the UK, broadcasting on AM, FM, or via a C-DSP licence on a digital radio multiplex. Applications from eligible licence-holders may be submitted in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will be treated no less favourably than an application submitted in English.
We expect that the Community Radio Fund Panel will meet in February 2024 to consider the applications. However, scheduling will depend on the volume of applications we receive.
For further information, please contact the Community Radio Fund team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report a grant
Older end-of-year reports are available via the National Archives.
Older awards of grants are available via the National Archives.