Community Radio Fund

Emergency funding due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

The Community Radio Fund helps to fund the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations. For 2020-21, grants will be provided as emergency cash funding to support stations facing severe financial difficulty due to the coronavirus (“Covid-19”) outbreak.

The first window for applications is now closed. The awarding Panel met in May 2020 to consider applications. The statement from the round can be found at Award of grants 2020-21 Round 1.

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

Application form

Grant Report Form, updated 13 October 16 %asset_summary_92492%

End of year reports

Community Radio Fund end-of-year report 2018-19 (PDF, 183.7 KB)

Y Gronfa Radio Cymunedol - Adroddiad diwedd blwyddyn: 2018/19 (PDF, 197.4 KB)

Older end-of-year reports are available via the National Archives.

Older awards of grants are available via the National Archives.