Community radio fund

The first round of the Community Radio Fund in 2017-18 is open for applications from 12 April until 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The awarding Panel will meet in June 2017 to consider the applications.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are broadcasting under a community radio licence (and not to an RSL operator or to an internet-only service, for example).   

The latest application form and guidance notes are available below. Please also see the statements detailing the outcome of previous Panel meetings. 

For further information, please contact Ofcom's Community Radio team at

Award process

Guidance Notes, Background and eligibility information for the application and award process, updated 29|04|16 PDF, 131.9 KB

Application form 

Application form, Updated April 2015 DOC, 102.5 KB

Grant Report Form, Updated 13|10|16 RTF, 1.1 MB

Community Radio Fund - End of year report: 2014/15 PDF, 179.7 KB

Community Radio Fund - End of year report: 2015/16 PDF, 38.3 KB