Community radio fund

The first round of the Community Radio Fund 2018-19 opens for applications from eligible stations on 4 April and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 2 May 2018. The awarding Panel will meet in June 2018 to consider the applications.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are broadcasting under a community radio licence. 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.

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 April 2018 (PDF, 126.9 KB)

Application form 

Application form, Updated April 2018 (DOCX, 79.9 KB)

Grant Report Form, Updated 13|10|16 (RTF, 808.8 KB)

Community Radio Fund - End of year report: 2016/17 (PDF, 141.4 KB)

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

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