Award of grants 2016/17 Round 2

02 February 2017

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed a total of £392,500 was available for the Community Radio Fund for 2016/17. The amount awarded in the first round of grants was £201,365, leaving £191,135 for the second round of funding.

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund Panel (‘the Panel’) met on Wednesday 18 January 2017 to consider applications in the second 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:

  • 64 applications for grants were considered
  • The total amount of funding requested in these applications was £994,231
  • 13 applicants were awarded grants which totalled £191,135
  • 51 applicants were not awarded a grant

In this round the grants awarded ranged from £10,100 up to £19,240, with an average of £14,703. A summary of the awards is at the end of this statement.