Award of grants 2016/17 Round 1

01 June 2016

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Wednesday 22 June 2016 to consider applications in the first round of funding for 2016-17.

The Panel reviewed each application and awarded funding based on the information provided, and with reference to the Community Radio Fund guidance notes. For each grant request the Panel decided whether to make a full award, a partial award or not to award any funding.

At the meeting:

  • 52 applications for grants were considered
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £927,815
  • 12 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £201,365
  • 40 applicants were not awarded a grant

In this round the grants awarded ranged from £3,000 up to £33,897, with an average of £16,780. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.