Award of grants 2014/15 Round 2

09 February 2015

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel met on Tuesday 13 January 2015 to consider applications in the second round of grant awards for 2014/15.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed the total of £393,000 for the Community Radio Fund for 2014/15. The amount spent in the first round of funding was £140,340.

In summary, at the meeting:

  • 39 applications for grants were considered
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £603,717
  • 17 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £252,660
  • 22 applicants were not awarded a grant

The Panel reviewed each application and awarded funding based on the information provided, and with reference to the Community Radio Fund guidance notes. The Panel’s decisions were to make a full award, a partial award or not to award any funding.

The average grant in this round was £14,862; the size of award ranged from £9,721 to £20,840. A table setting out the awards is at the end of this statement.